Oh little mice living down the food chain,
Toiling daily yet still a low-life prey.
Predators hunting to keep you at bay
Hungry for boon, which to you is a bane
Don’t care if you suffer for still they gain
For them, you’re nothing but a price to pay
There is no escape - you can’t leave nor stay.
No Choice, but to stand there and wait in vain.
Oh little birds, with crowded nests or none
A flock too many, provisions too less
It can be fixed, yet the system’s broken
Search for a new nest and follow the sun
Fly and reach the highest mountain crest,
Lacked in feathers, yet wings still in motion.
At first glance, you may think that the sonnet is all about animals specifically the predator and prey relationship. Actually, it’s not all about animals but it’s all about a current issue in our society. I wanted to do something different in making this sonnet. So, I thought about the problem that our society is facing right now. One of the major problems of our society right now is poverty. I thought of making this sonnet to give a message of the struggles and lives of the people in poverty.