Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The flight

She sits dreaming
about the world outside
She looks around her cage
accepting her reality
accepting her dreams
will always be dreams
accepting being a loser
An eternally caged bird

Her clipped wings
Her huge iron cage
they never will
let her live
No colors anywhere
A bleak dreary existence
Hate it she does
with all her heart

Stronger wings she prays for
Weaker locks she longs for
Sitting and staring
into nothingness
another life wasted away

She sees him fly
around the room
moving towards an exit
Why were her wings so weak?
He offers no solace
No trace of pity
No gesture of help
Tears of pearls
easily flow down
With a mocking laugh
he flies away

She lifts her wings
Strong and supple
They became long back
Notice never she did
lost in self pity
She looks at the cage
her eyes uncharacteristically
Very clear
The broken lock
greets her sight

Spreading her wings,
she soars forth
leaving behind
Wasted tears
An almost wasted existence
If only she hadnt cried
so hard
If only she had tried

The sky beckons
she flies away
with an unforgettable lesson
safe in her heart


Subramanian said...

Indha flight New Zealand poguma??? :)

Vivek said...

yenna kodumai!

Harini Padmanabhan said...

@subbu engayo paranthu pogatumae. Switzerland better da. :D
@Vivek You know tamil!

Louie said...

she knows...
eye enjoy your thoughts

Harini Padmanabhan said...

@Louie Thanks!

Rama Pandarinathan said...

Gud One :).Could relate to it better coz u hav depicted the current state of my mind !

Harini Padmanabhan said...

Thanks Rama!