Vultures

Vultures

A Poem by Chris Shaw
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(how the vulnerable are preyed on)

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if these be friends
then rather none
she fails to see
what they have done

while she accepts
their company
oblivious to all their greed
oblivious to treachery
it's loving friendship 
that she needs

like hungry vultures
they descend
to pick the bones
of all the worthless
little bits of
so called treasure
that she owns

to pick her clean
they hide deceit
her trust lies trampled
at their feet

conniving souls
they have no shame
their morals
sadly down the drain

an open book
she trusts them all
too blind she is
she does not see

they court her
yes indeed they do
they love her
vulnerability

© 2022 Chris Shaw


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Vultures. I love them. They preform useful tasks. In Tibet, sky burials are the way they deal with the dead.
At first it seemed alarming but later I got used to thinking about it. The final phase of the burial is the vultures. They are extremely big! Great poem.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Ruth. I am still trying to get my head round the fact that vultures can have a positive pr.. read more
Ruth Martz

1 Year Ago

They are very clean birds. Skye burials are against the law in the states. I hope you are having a .. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

I am thank you. Have a great day yourself:)



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Poignant piece on today's
society there's not much
compassion these days a so
it seems..a dog eat dog world
as I see it not trustworthy..
I like the smooth flowing rhyme
and these lines.
conniving souls
they have no shame
their morals
sadly down the drain
Sums it up nicely


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Fran. I appreciate your thoughtful review. All good wishes.

Chris
Sadly it’s whatever comes easy when it comes to robbery and sadly the penalties are equally light. Morals and integrity are sadly lacking today.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

So agree with you Andrew. Find it really sad. Thanks for stopping by.

Chris
hi chris, a very true poem ideed.
i dislike narcissistic people always using other people & never giving back.
cheerio carola

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thanks Carola. Lot of them about these days. We need to protect the vulnerable more and punish the p.. read more
I love it, it's really good, the girl is blind to her toxic friends who manipulate and consuming her life like vultures, they really do love her
vulnerability

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Lilac Lilies (such a lovely name). I appreciate your visit and your thoughts.

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This is a very well-crafted and thought provoking piece. Its subject matter is outrageous but the poem itself is elegant. Your descriptions are strong and the stilted rhyme scheme works admirably. My dad used to say there are two kinds of people, takers and givers and I've found that to be mostly true. A good strong write here. F.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Many thanks Fabian for your encouragement. Your Dad was dead right. There are givers and takers. Sad.. read more
A very true portrayal of how if we are not careful about who we surround ourselves with, and see them for who they are, we may end up becoming prey to scheming, ill-intentioned individuals pretending to be on our side. The world will always have such people, but thank goodness not everyone is like this :) A warning that being good, kind, generous and welcoming does not mean turning a blind eye to those who take advantage of others' goodness for their own selfish gains. Thank you for sharing Chris

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Shannon for your considered and wise thoughts. Pleased to have you stop by. All the best.<.. read more
predators will sense it no doubt about it .. we can be terribly cruel .. there is darkness .. some have found no defense against it .. some turn to it and the corruption of a soul is guaranteed ... i think there is a point of no returning from it .. pity we think we can toy with such things .. join in bullying .. take pleasure in pain inflicted ... :( Chris Shaw :(((
E.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thanks Mr E. I have to say this sort of behaviour makes my blood boil, and it is on the increase. Th.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

bullying is something that can be stopped ... ;) thank you so much for your well wishes .. and i tri.. read more
A sad but true situation for many. Such people who prey on the vulnerable seem to be growing in number in recent years. They clearly have no conscience at all! A compassionate and sensitive topical poem, Chris.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Many thanks Robert for sharing your thoughts. Yes this behaviour is on the increase and is despicabl.. read more
Good Morning dear Elegance 💗☕

First I hope this isn't inspired from a certain experience You had. What You expressed here is not something normal of being used that we with good hearrts might experience in our life, this is a sick situation that needs to be fixed and healed from the victim herself. No matter how evil people are, when we allow them to go that extent with us, it means we accept it, we need it, it means there something inside us that's unfulfilled and needs a healing. Of course when bad people see such an easy traget, they enjoy playing their games. Unfortunate and sad how humans can't be simply kind.

May your days be as kind, gentle and beautiful as You~

Sending so much love across my Coffee's Scent ☕🖤

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

lightsong

1 Year Ago

Sending You bright dreamy wishes within the sparkling waves of stardust, across the stillness of my .. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

How beautifully you express yourself dear one. Dream lovely dreams :)
lightsong

1 Year Ago

😴💤✨🤗💗💗💗
Oh....there are many selfish, conniving people out there whose only goal is to take advantage of others. You've captured this quite well in this piece. It so saddens me that these types exists and, that they prey usually on lonely ladies. Good write, Ms. Chris.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Temp. Yes, she is lonely so she accepts their company thinking they are her friends. Reall.. read more

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