A banquet spread out in the night sky

Now the day has ended.

Darkness triumphs over light.


Deep inside the womb of a cave,

bats with paper thin wings,

hinged with claws

and hanging upside down,

begin to stir from their sleep.


Suddenly the flying animals,

half the size of a five pound note,

let out a hunting cry.


Then they flutter out of the cave,

in an up draft,

that flows like the gulf stream

and into the blackness rise.


They enjoy a banquet of choice insects spread out in the night sky.


Satiated, they fly back,

to the safety of the cave,

long before the sun wakens again.


◄ The mirror only now reflects

Rosy future ►


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Abdul Ahmad

Wed 8th Jul 2020 20:11

Jennifer, Nichola and Stephen

Thank you all for your considered judgement on this poem.

Much appreciate the like.

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Stephen Gospage

Wed 8th Jul 2020 17:46

Great one, Abdul.

'Half the size of a five pound note' just nails it.

Nicola Beckett

Wed 8th Jul 2020 17:41

Love this Abdul x

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jennifer Malden

Wed 8th Jul 2020 15:48

Nice one! Their wings are leathery actually!!! I caught one that had flown into the sittingroom last week, (with gardening gloves on)! amd was surprised how strong the wings were. I like these tiny ones we have here because of all the mosquitos they eat.

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Abdul Ahmad

Tue 7th Jul 2020 12:14

Thank you for your detailed essay on all things bat related.

Fancy guano to gunpowder. The Chinese have a lot to answer for!

Apreciate the like.

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Paul Sayer

Tue 7th Jul 2020 05:48

Great visual poem Abdul.

I thought you had gone batty!

But No!

The poor little bat has had a bad bashing lately.
This shows a far more realistic side of the little critters.

Much nicer than the 'find a culprit' Guano.

However, this 'was' used in the production of gunpowder and explosives so quite incendiary as it turns out.

Now there's a banquet to feast upon.

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