Aesop’s Fable: The Caged Bird And The Bat

Aesops Fable: The Caged Bird And The Bat short poem

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An Aesop’s Fable

A humming bird sweet-toned and silvery
In a cage, trapped, sang a somber song
In the ebony-dark, dismal night…
Sang she ne’er in hours of daylight

A bat as dusky as a blackbird’s wing
Was enchant’d by the canorous melody
”Your song is so dulcet, Mr. Mellow
Why do you hum not in day’s glow”

The little bird eyed to her fresh fan
Said she in her tone, sweet and sad
”In a balmy day sang once I in glee
A heart-less human but caged me”

Passed the dark fellow a wry smile
”Had you paid heed to perils before
You wouldn’t have to bear such pain
Crying o’er milk spilt is futile and vain”

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Muhammad Farhan Ahmed

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I was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. I started writing at the age of 11. I am a passionate poet and I use the power of my heart and my imaginations to write poems. I've been writing poetry for five years. I initially wrote free-verse poetry but I was inspired by William Wordsworth's poems and then I switched to rhythmic poetry. I am a poet of emotions and sentimentality. I embellish my thoughts and ideas by adding several metaphors, idioms, and similes. In 2013, I participated in an inter-school poetry competition in which I was awarded the first prize. I'm hoping to publish a book which compiles up all my poems, called ''Farhanite''. In my opinion, being a poet is like living in a world of dreams and inner visualizations, that you turn into words adorned by beautiful metaphors, similes, idioms, and rhymes. Poetry is a tool that completely changes your personality, your style, your ambitions, and in short, you.
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