A Poem by Prateeksha Khot

my take on the classic fable of the fox and the crow


Once  a  fox,  tired  and  hungry

was  walking  down  a  street,

when  he  came  across  a  crow  on  a  tree

holding  a  piece  of  meat.

His  mouth  watered  at  the  site  of  the  meat,

He  thought, " I  must  think  of  a  plan                 

to  snatch  the  meat  from  the  foolish  crow

as  cunningly  as  I  can."

Aloud  he  said  to  the  oblivious  crow :

"Dear  me ! How  lucky  am  I !

To  come  across  such  a  great  person

As  I  was  walking  by !

Really  Mr.  Crow, how  famous  you  are !

As  famous  as  one  can  be

Of  your  melodious  singing  everyone  is  a  fan,

and  one  them  is  me."

The  crow  was  surprized 

and  his  ego  inflated

as  the  fox  went  on  and  on ,

"But  dear  Mr.  Crow,

I  want  to  hear  you  sing.

So  for  me  please  sing  a  song."

The  crow  now  eager  to  prove  himself

opened  his  mouth  to  sing,

Down  fell the  piece  of  meat  near  the  fox

who  gave  the  crow  a  hearty  wink !

"So  dear  Mr.  Crow," he  said  in  a  mocking  voice.

"You  can  go  on  singing  if  you  like,

For  I  have  got  what  I  wanted,

I  will  go  and  take  a  lovely  bite !"

© 2010 Prateeksha Khot

Author's Note

Prateeksha Khot
In remembrance of our sweet childhood

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THis was fun to read. I enjoyed it and smiled the whole way. Great job. lol.

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Original, creative, and very well told. I like this piece a lot! lol
I remember this story, too. Gotta love this one, though.

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ah ha! now that was a great and genuine plot, I loved it..the way you portrayed that tale which we all read in our childhood in your words is exceptionally great.
Very well penned!

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wow ! the words rhymed perfectly .. innovative try i must say ... take up some more fables cause you still retain that child like mindset :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on May 28, 2010
Last Updated on June 7, 2010
Tags: clever, fox, crow, hungry, cunning, lucky, sing, ego, fable, story, meat, piece, song, tree


Prateeksha Khot
Prateeksha Khot

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

A happy-go-lucky rebel, i like doing things my way : that is the different way. I am creative and like trying out new stuff : There's hardly anything in which I am not interested. Plus point ? : I HAV.. more..


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