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! :)


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.
It is a really honest piece of writing which is touching and thought provoking at the same time.
Fate spares no one.
I loved the rhyming!
An amazing write :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

Thank you so much. Glad you liked it!
Ahh!!! It may not happened but if everything had written then we must let it go.
But being a human it is painful and god do it unfare with that little bird.
It is great one dear friend. Teaching us so much.

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

Thank you! Glad you thought so!
You were really brutally honest here like you were firing at me because I'm a nature servant. I'd like to thank you for expressing how sometimes nature can be the monster and not just the humans and reptilians.

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

Thank you so much. And I am glad, if it showed you a different perspective!
This is a beautiful poem."Three little birds never saw the sun, died in the shells, act was done". These lines really moved me. Great job! :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

Thank you Paavana. I appreciate! :)
great story..........emotional........tragic.......
very well rhymed.........
i loved it!!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

Thank you so much, I am glad you liked it.
this is good but I think you need to work on the meter a little bit. when it comes to rhyming poems meter/flow is pivotal. secondly your rhymes were a little inconsistent in a few places and they didn't rhyme completely. you did maintain a perfect rhyme scheme though. overall nicely done but could use some polishing. well penned.

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate.

2 Years Ago

my pleasure
a heartbreaking tragedy
one engraved in literary stone

this can prove life changing to an audience whose culture values birds as pets


Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

Thank you so much!
Hello Jyoti, reality bites, and we have to accept that. Ending this
the way you did gets my respect as an artist, anyone can
Write happily ever after. But it take certain courage to write
Otherwise. The format of the flow will fix it self as you write.
Very nice Story, suspense, and full of drama.
Very cool thanks.

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

Thank you so much, E G Ten, for your encouraging review!

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