A Tale Of The Crows

In a jungle
the crows living in a banyan tree
wanted to look themselves like peacocks
wished to dance like them in the rains.
So they wore the fallen feathers of the peacocks
and artificial feathers of them they made.
They claimed that peacocks were their ancestors
and named the banyan tree as peacocktree
discarding the name given by their forefathers.

After long years some peacocks claimed
the banyan tree and surrounding places as their ancestral property.
They claimed, long ago the crows started migrating
from other places there.
In course of time as their population increased
much more than that of the peacocks
the crows ousted them from their ancestral home.

Some young crows decried as fictitous the tale they presented
and claimed that the peacocktree and surrounding places
was their home since time immemorial
and neither their forefathers were peacocks nor
the peacocktree was the original name
of the banyan tree they are living.

The claim and counterclaim were going on

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Comments (4)

Such claims and counter claims over the ancestry are always there! From the very origin of man such disputes have been disturbing the peace of mankind. They are there in a different way in the animal kingdom too! An interesting story!
neither their forefathers were peacocks nor the peacocktree was the original name of the banyan tree they are living. all witnessing banyan tree....... your poets notes are interesting The claim and counterclaim were going on. a fine poem. tony
The tale! ! ! ! The story. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
A lovely poem on nature replete with imagery! Appreciated the way it is penned.........10