FRIDAY 8th JANUARY 2021
This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..
Prompt ~CANNIBALIZING AIRFRAMES
by John Yeo
A powerful hawk left his chicks safe in the nest
Seeking food for his family, flying fast and high
Swooping low in the treetops he began his quest.
A flock of pigeons across the treetops progressed
Unaware of the danger patrolling the sky
When the hungry hawk left his chicks in the nest.
The attack was silent and sudden, the prey distressed,
A bird was swiftly snatched in the blink of a hawk eye.
Swooping low in the treetops he returned to his nest.
The tiercel and her chicks feasted on pigeon breast
Leaving the skeletal frame in the nest picked dry
The powerful hawk left his chicks safe in the nest.
A fierce golden eagle flying South by South-West
Snatched the unwary hawk with a screeching cry
Swooping low in the treetops he’d begun his quest.
This killer eagle was hunted, harried and oppressed
His feathers used for decoration, shot from the sky
A motherly hawk left her chicks safe in the nest
Swooping low in the treetops she began her quest.
© Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved
The airplane design was inspired and modelled on birds
Airplanes have wings, just like birds. They also have a light skeleton (or framework) to decrease their weight, and they have a streamlined shape to decrease drag. The big difference is that airplanes do not flap their wings.
The airframe of birds is composed of a body, a skeleton and a variety of multi coloured feathers
Hawks cannibalize smaller birds
Humanity eats their flesh and eggs and uses their feathers for decoration.