Ukraine’s White Stork

Returning home from warm climes
The White Stork is taken by surprise
All have been wiped
In their land once fertile
Once breeding grounds
for their chicks
Fed and nurtured here
before taking to wings
Symbol of Ukraine’s
patriotism, family, loyalty
Men have fleed, grounds
covered with rubble
once someone’s dwelling
Birdsong replaced with
cries for peace in tune
with the voice of humanity
Finding their habitat
Invaded by warring parties
Stop! Please Stop!
Screams coalescing
Others wash off their hands
“None of my business”!
~ Snigdha Agrawal

One Comment

  1. You have captured the true feelings of the whole world. It is so unnecessary war and we are all watching helplessly. 😢😢😢