The law of the jungle – Zehra Nigah


I have heard
There is a law of the jungle

I have heard when the lion has eaten his fill
He never attacks
He goes to lie under dense shady trees
And when the rough gusts
Shake branches of trees
The maynah leaving her own young
Covers the frail crow’s eggs
With her protective wings

I have heard
When any bird-young falls out of the nest
The entire jungle wakes to rescue

I have heard
When the weaver bird’s nest
Reflects on the lake
The silvery fishes adopt it as neighbour
And if a rough storm breaks the foot-bridge
Then on a wooden plank
Squirrel, snake, goat and cheetah walk in a file

I have heard
There is a law of the jungle
O God, All Powerful, All Seeing, All Wise,
In this city of mine
Proclaim a law, even
The law of the jungle


10 Responses to “The law of the jungle – Zehra Nigah”

  1. October 4, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    Can you explain for me where is this foto from?! And why the guard hits people?!

  2. October 5, 2007 at 8:31 am

    The lawyers and civilians in my country are protesting against the military dictator Pervaiz Musharraf, they are trying to put an end to the Military Rule. This picture was taken few days back when the Men in Black ie Lawyers were protesting and the Govt. launched a gruesome attack on them. About 25 media journalists were also severely injured along with the lawyers; as the police was also asked by their officials to stop the Journalists from coverage.

  3. 3 lubz
    October 5, 2007 at 10:10 am

    You know what, once i was watching National Geographic and i came across a very interesting fact. cheetahs or lions wont eat deear or other animals if their brood is decreasing due to starvation or for any other enviromental reason, these lions and cheeetahs just eat grass or root/.. impressive!

  4. October 5, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    Nice comments by lubz.

  5. 5 asmakhalil
    October 6, 2007 at 4:53 am

    Why am I not surprised…

  6. 6 MB
    October 6, 2007 at 11:16 am

    Even jungle has a law, Pakistan doesn’t qualify to be a Jungle

  7. October 6, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    Impressive information Lubz, proves my point even better

    Asma and MB welcome!
    I cant agree more to you MB

    Thnax for ur comments Hassan

  8. November 7, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Very good Writting ~!

  9. 9 Issac Jerin Mathews
    January 17, 2013 at 1:46 am

    What happens in the city of the poet?
    Why do he want the law of the jungle to be in his city?
    Is it because
    1) There are no good laws or
    2) There is Complete Chaos or
    3) There is Violence
    Please Someone Reply FAST
    ITS Urgent

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