Below is the poem entitled The Fox and the Crow which was written by poet
UNDERTAKER. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Long Long ago so Long ago nobody knows how long ago there lived an
old widow by the side of a jungle. Since nobody is there to take care of
her she has to win her daily bread. Every day by evening she used to sit
by a large tree making pancakes. She sits there till all the pancakes are sold.
Then she goes to the market buy flour, oil and other things and with the
remaining money she buys her food.
One day when she was making pancakes a crow came. It was hungry.
It was there in the tree looking for the right time to take away a pancake.
At one point of time the widow was too drowsy which was the right time
for the crow. It was so quick to take away a pancake to the other tree.
The widow started abusing the crow and peddled stones.
By that time a fox came. It believed it won’t take much time for him to
steal from the widow but for thrill and fun it decided to get the pancake
from the crow. It went near the tree and tried a trick by asking the crow
“Hey crow people say you sing well please sing a song” believing the
pancake will fall when the crow open its mouth. But this crow was a
clever one. This crow removed the pancake from the mouth held it beneath
its legs and started crowing. The fox was shocked but it is not prepared
to give up hence tried another trick by saying “Hey crow people say you
dance well please dance for me” believing when it dance the pancake
beneath the legs will fall. This clever crow placed the pancake back in its
mouth and started dancing. The fox was taken aback. Fox thought “you
bloody crow you want to fool me”it tried another trick by saying “Hey crow
people say you dance to the tune perfectly please do it for me”. The crow
stopped for sometime thought “This is too much” and said “please wait a
minute” ate the pancake said “husk busk hoi” and flew away.
Moral: Learn to keep the stolen things for yourself. Hahaha….
////This story was written 5 years back and told to my son and students
with the moral "Don't under-estimate others"//////