While having my evening snack,
Though very rarely I have,
I was having at the backdoor of our house,
There’s everywhere cashewnut trees though it doesn’t belong to us,
After cashewnuts there are coconut trees plantation,
A crow came and sat on compound wall,
Crying kaaw-kaaw turning head around,
It was trying to tell something,
I have not mastered their language,
As I was eating (pulav) it was crying and looking at me,
May be its hungry I thought,
I continued my eating and it continued its kaaw-kaaw,
After few seconds I went near the compound wall,
From a little distance from the crow,
I served a spoonful of pulav on the wall,
And came back to my place.
It was just watching me, was not afraid of me,
May be it too knew that I was about give it food,
Or may be it didn’t had enough energy to fly,
It then flew to the place where I served food,
And began eating through its peak,
Few Rice at a time, staring towards me,
Still after every bite it continued its kaaw-kaaw,
And even now it didn’t understand why?
May be it was happy now oray be it wanted to call its companions,
To share the tasty food with them,
Or may be it’s a mother, and calling her children indicating she has got food,
Sometimes I think that whether its right that we (humans) and they(births) both exist together,
Have we occupied their habitat or they has entered our zone?
Why some hate crow? Why some call it “bad luck”?
Is it because its black not colorful,
Or May be because its cry is not that pleasing to ears,
Why can’t we just put a little food at our balcony or compound?
Or where we know birds fly around and rest.
Why humans see only those poors which others highlight to us,
Why not these birds or other pets?
Just because they can’t speak or Hans forgot that they too exist,
Dont just help those who ask you help,
Also help those who need it but can’t express,
Thats the difference between us and living creatures,
And that’s for what we are born as humans.
Doesn’t matter whether its the beautiful or ugly creature,
All has stomach, all feel hunger,
Food & love is what all needs,
That’s why its unity in diversity.