As fate shall have it

As fate shall have it

A Poem by Jyoti_Ablaze

Just life


There lived a bird, on the top of a tree

She chirped & tweeted in morning spree

Happy and gay, she settled in her nest

Awaiting the day, taking some rest.


She never suspected, the day would change

Nothing seemed obvious in far range

But suddenly the rustle stopped altogether,

The sham blue sky changed its colour.


Dark, storm clouds veiled the sun

Shadow covers the nest. There’s nowhere to run

Gripped in fear, the bird spread her wings,

To cover her nest and the eggs within


Three little eggs nestled there bare

Hatching was near, no time to spare.

The bird was now, anxious and scared.

But summoned courage & came prepared.


Wild wind blew, she shuddered with the tree

Rooted her claws and started to plea.

Her heart thundered when the sky broke,

Drenching the earth with giant strokes


The rain teared, no caressing drizzle fell

But a torrent, enough to fill a well

Now was the time to take the rein

Not to be panic stricken as bane.


The bird knew that the time had come,

To do something and save the eggs from

The merciless rain that poured and poured,

Formed a reservoir, impossible to ford


Fluttering her wings in frantic attempts,

She searched for something, anything in contempt

Found a bay leaf floating below

With tact she brought it from the water shallow.


She gathered her strength, with the leaf in her beak.

Placed it between her trembling nest and the wind

Like a shield she stood for the sword to strike

Determined to live and ready to die


She started to hope that she might win,

But a wild gush of air took the rein.

Knocked her hard and out of the nest

Fate’s whim inflicted woe and distress.


The wings rendered her life that eve

But the eggs fell down, nature heaved.

Three little birds never saw the sun,

Died in the shells, act was done!



© 2017 Jyoti_Ablaze

Author's Note

"Life is unfair and it spares nobody"
I am aware about my incompetence with grammar, any suggestion to rectify the errors will be of great help.
Thank you for your time!

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No!!! you have me in tears right now. Poor thing, nature could be so cruel sometimes. Thanks for writing this wonderful piece. You know, as writers we sometimes hope to move someone with our words; you my dear friend have accomplished just that. So many emotions right now, especially anxiety and desperation. Great Job and thanks for sharing!

Posted 2 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


2 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your heartfelt review, Alex!
I am glad you felt the piece! :)


I enjoyed this tale. You did not attempt to make a Herculean effort to spare all the lives. You did what was possible and it failed. The story was made believable to your credit. A successful write.

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

Life is like that.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving this insightful review.

2 Years Ago

Sometimes, natural causes of God's Weather is too much for the instinctual protective devises inbred.. read more

2 Years Ago

True for it's called the Act of God!
Wow Miss jyoti ..
really the last two lines of poem is crying on nature..
your poetry is a hidden mirror.

Posted 2 Years Ago

ImRan kabir

2 Years Ago

i want to read more poetry that is made by pen.
ImRan kabir

2 Years Ago

by your pen

2 Years Ago

Feel free to read and review any of my work posted here. Thank you
a touching and profound write.

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

Thank you so much for stopping by Wordman!
For someone so young, your writes are always negative and depressing. If you really want to become a writer, write something of interest that we all can enjoy. Valentine

Posted 2 Years Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.


2 Years Ago

You are right Valentine.. I will surely try to write something more happening. Thank you for your ho.. read more
No!!! you shouldn't have!! but it happens, and we must prepare ourselves to the worst possible events that could happen to us or the ones we love.

Thanks for breaking our hearts for this poor bird. :)


Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

This pained me to write as well.
Thank you, Insight.
Wonderful piece of writing so well written and expressed, tears won't expressed the real face of nature and's sad...I don't have much words left right now but really gr8 work thanks for sharing this piece...god bless you, you are a gifted writer

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

Thank you, Shivalik for your heartfelt review.
A wonderful write. I found myself hoping against hope that the ending would be kind to the bird and the eggs, but as you say, life is unfair and spares nobody.
Really enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

Indeed it is.
Thank you for your kind words.
Literally very saddening but that's how we can explain fate.

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

Thank you for reading.
you represented life's struggle so well with mama bird and her eggs. sometimes life doesn't give happy endings. your rhyme is strong throughout and your story flows nicely along. great work...

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

Thank you. I appreciate your kind review.
Very sad but, at the same time, very real. I hoped till the end that the small birds will live but, as Cat Stevens said: It's a wild world.
Very nice poem. I loved the strength and love of the mother bird. Thank you for writing a so beautiful poem.

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate.

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