~Free~

"Arushi Ahuja"
Clicked in the open skies of my hometown back in India!


Flightless Eagle! I met him in a dessert safari in Dubai.
The owner took him around for pictures among the tourists!
I felt really bad when I later glanced at this picture for the poor
thing!  Maybe I shouldn't have aided the owner with this picture!!
:(
I wish to soar in the boundless skies,
And touch the light blue heavens,
The joy of spreading my dynamic wings,
To whizz past daunting Havens!

To hear the rustle of the whispering wind,
In my delicate greying feathers,
To stretch my hollow marrowless bones,
And feel the infinite pleasure!

To be freed from these chains and shackles
Bound to an old man's hand,
To stretch my rusty wings and fly,
Over deserts, seas and land!

Away from these wretched humans,
Who make me flightless for money,
Away from their thoughtless breed,
Away from Earth, utterly free~


Written for MindLoveMisery's Tale Weaver's prompt!
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Also shared with Poets United for Poetry Pantry!

42 comments:

  1. The poor thing!
    Here's hoping he'll break away from the old man's hand and fly free again! :)

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  2. Lovely take Arushi, birds should be able to fly, this one must have a very limited life. Well done.

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    1. I hope it flies before it dies... maybe one last time.. thank you Michael

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  3. i think those birds def. deserve to be free... they're so majestic...i would just love to look one in the eye one day... and i may be overwhelmed what i can see there...

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    1. For they have seen what no human can see... they have felt what none can feel... the joy of flight...

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  4. Flying free in the fullness of creation, this is the heart of every spirit.Birds capture the heart of freedom and trust. Great poem.

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  5. you've given voice to its dream...may it be there where it belongs...wonderfully done :)

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  6. Yes, it is sad. And yet he helps someone feed his family. How do you balance such books? I don't know.

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    1. I guess the someone could find more ways... not sure though.. you do have a point..

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  7. Birds are meant to fly.
    Flies are meant to be eaten by spiders.

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  8. when i live in maryland we lived by an eagle sanctuary...so i saw plenty of these guys on the mend....i used to go hike there...just to see them up close.....freedom day was always a good one....for those that could mend

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    1. Its so sad to see a flightless bird... always.. i had a parrot when i was a kid... my mom tells me i set it free secretly one day... it never came back.. dont really remember that but i think i never liked the bord to be caged!

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  9. You have given voice to this bird, Arushi, helping the reader to feel what the bird must feel inside but is unable to verbalize itself. Birds are meant to be FREE.

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    1. I tried Mary.. i think i can barely feel the pain of the poor thing though!

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  10. This is a beautiful poem, Arushi. I like the way you gave voice to the bird and the metaphors you used in your piece ring true.

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  11. Wonderfully captured... no pun intended :-)
    ZQ

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  12. A captured eagle or a falcon is sad sight.. The greed that make humans catch them.. I so hope that some day he would roam the skies.

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  13. I feel sad for those chained birds ~ They are meant to fly bravely & freely in the skies ~

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  14. Oh I feel for him too.............May he one day be rescued and set free. This is a really lovely poem!

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  15. We'll never really know if he minds or not.
    Nice picture though.

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    1. Well not completely maybe... but i think he does...

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  16. very sad, wanting to return to freedom.

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  17. A wonderful poem and here's to the hope that he regains his freedom!

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  18. The very idea of reducing a living thing into an object of viewing, passing it around from one pair of hands to the next, and completely restricting its natural movements - it's so sad. I don't want to sound cross but I hate people who do that. Very inhuman.

    Nonetheless, the poem is really beautiful, replete with the energy and freedom that the poor bird lacks. Beautifully penned. :)

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    1. Enigma, it makes me angry too... there at that point of time i dont think i realised it but whenever i look back at this picture it makes me sad and angry.. very few people realise the pain of animals and their incapacitation! thanks a lot!

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  19. The bird in the picture is but a mirror to the way we as people, nations and religions control others. We are not free either. We are tied too.

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    1. true that... yet what a nation does is less in our hands than what we do individually... freedom if given will also be received... we must all start with ourselves..

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  20. A wonderful poem. Using the bird for money is horrid, when we train them as hunters to assist us not so much.

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    1. I think that would be more natural for them maybe...

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  21. Beautiful write Arushi... I have bought birds so many times just to set them free...seeing them fly once again is indeed heart warming. Hopefully one day he will break the chains, fly high ...so high that no once can ever catch him again.

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    1. I hope so too Ankita... you're asweet soul...

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