A Swallow Screams for Dinner

A swallow screams for dinner,
But no one hears its plaint,
Even though it’s desperate
And about to faint.
So scream no more, dear swallow,
Though ravenous you be,
For you’re really all alone
In your misery.

© 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Posted on August 19, 2020, in light verse, Poets & Storytellers United, Rhyming poetry and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Poor baby only wants some compassion, Lol!

  2. Sometimes, a bird would do best conserving its energy. Sigh.

  3. Beverly Crawford

    Given their penchant for winged insects, I doubt the swallow will be hungry long!

  4. Oh no, I hope it is the right time and age for this. But it happens, a lot of times the mother has to leave for self protection. Hawks here.

  5. Susie Clevenger

    Aww….so sad. Perhaps it is just stubborn in learning to hunt.

  6. Where have all the insects gone? Oh yes, blame humans for that.

  7. This poem reads like a folk song and reminds me of the saying, ‘One swallow does not a summer make’. What a reminder to end with, though, that we are really all alone In our misery.

  8. kaykuala

    Perhaps it is screaming for attention to signal the futility of its situation. It should survive!


  9. It does come down to that reality of pain, dosen’t it. When all is said and done

    Happy Friday


  10. Margaret Schaff Bednar

    The swallows in my horse barn would not suffer alone! They would swoop and dive and make their presence known! 🙂

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