Lessons to learn from the eagle

An eagle will never fly with sparrows or ravens.

An eagle flies with an eagle.

The parrot talks lots and flies less,

It reaches not the altitude close to the sky.

The eagle, however, reaches the great heights.

The eagle stays focused on the prey it wants to catch.

It concentrates on its action with perfect judgment

And when it lands down, there is no crash,

For with a smash, the prey, however big, is in its mouth

For the eagle fears not the size nor the position of its prey.

when storms arise, all birds hide in a secured place.

The eagle, dauntless, taking advantage of the winds

Will fly higher, braving the winds and soon after

Will glide freely, enjoying the heights and the winds.

Gliding graciously, it saves its precious energy.

The eagle is not a scavenger, eating away dead and stale stuff,

Or the rest overs already torn and ravenously eaten by others.

Its food is freshly caught, still alive and delicious to taste.

It is proud, confident and concerned about its health.

When a mother eagle has to prepare its young one

For flying, it starts removing the soft grass from the nest,

Thereby eliminating the coziness of the comfort zone.

The young one is pushed in the emptiness

And the first lesson starts her, though tough

Under the supervision of the visionary mother.

However, with age, the eagle grows weak

And yet, it cannot accept weakness at any cost.

It retires in a remote region, not to die but to rejuvenate.

It bites away its claws and removes the old feathers with its beak.

It waits until new claws grow and fresh feathers appear.

Once ready, it meets new challenges and touches the sky.

pramila khadun

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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

8 thoughts on “Lessons to learn from the eagle

  1. Dr Swati A Gadgil

    Excellent piece of poetry….gave me energy and grit of eagle…. charged me early morning to focus on my goals and to get my kids ready for a task ahead

  2. pramilakhadun Post author

    Thanks dear Swati for this wonderful comment which makes my day.I am glad you appreciated it.


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