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Below is the poem entitled RAPTORS which was written by poet David Byrne. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The raptors squawk instead of talk
Across the city bridge
Their screeches carry on the wind
To ears they want to reach
They hop like birds with heads that bob
Converging with their friends
They compare scraps
That they have tapped
On gestures they portend
A daily dose of basic smack
And a hostel is their aim
Finding punters to comply
Is the object of the game
“Try’n to find a hostel
To get into tonight”
Is the line they use to get the 
Price of the daily dose that’s right
They’re not the same as human folk
Who go about their day
The raptors are a different kind
For whom we ought to pray
Think of them as you and me
With a different take on life
Everyone has their own way
To snort the deals of strife

Copyright © David Byrne

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  1. Date: 6/27/2011 8:06:00 AM
    dangerous reptilia are these raptors David.. tearing things apart.. Jurassic Park revisited with elegant lines expressive to impress my friend..oh..