Was inspired to write this poem after reading a Hindi poem from my school text. This is my second poem, the first being in Hindi posted in my mother's blog. With a little help with regards to the rhyming factor, I present to you this poem.
Freedom we seek
When caged we seem to have lost our voice
Crashing inside the golden bars, as we try
Our wings we break with no other choice.
Flowing water is what quenches our thirst
Not when given in a golden bowl
Bitter lemon is not so cursed
Deprived of which we never feel whole.
In the bondage of golden chains
We forget our speed and flight
Hopping and skipping around the plains
Which in our dreams we saw it bright.
Our desire is to touch the blue sky’s horizon
Opening out like books to the sun’s rays
Never wanting to be caged like diamond
Our deepest desire never seem to raise.
All we want is a borderless sky
To hear our wings spread and flap
Never is it our longing to sigh
Breath does stop legs held in strap.
Deprived are we of the support of trees
Happy houses demolished why oh why
Please let us free to fly with ease
Open our cages and bid us goodbye.