Treasure Island

Geetha Jayakumar

(Kerala Palakkad)

A Cage!


I am captivated inside a cage.
It's a cage of darkness.
It's like a black cloud covering all over me.
Its so dark, I cannot see myself.
I don't know where I am lost.
I was never like this before.
I couldn't realize,
Why this happened?
How this happened?
Its so gloomy inside.
There is no one who could see me.
Nor I can see anyone.
Who will free me from this cage?

I wondered did I captivate myself,
or anyone trapped me inside this cage?

If I remain on this cage for long,
No one will ask for me!
Even if I die on this cage also,
Beloved ones will offer condolences and
of course they will always remember me.
World will move on like before.
My presence or absence,
Doesn't make any difference.
Because its law of nature.
Even they have to survive
So they cannot just sit aside.

Life keeps on offering challenges.
Which will never allow us to sit in one place even for few seconds.
It will make us run without a break.

Our Beloved ones have died but we are also moving with the world!
This is the fact of life, which no one can change.
Life is only one!
We have to accept everything as it is!
We cannot swim against tides, but can go on with the flow!

This is the Teachings of life!
Is it......Our Life or our Thoughts inside a Cage?

Submitted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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  • Akhtar Jawad (8/26/2014 6:21:00 AM)

    We are helpless creature living in a society of customs, traditions and taboos. All this have made this world a cage. We can move in it but can't fly away. We have to live in this cage and we have to die in this cage. Freedom from this cage is death only death. What happens after death? No eye witness. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (6/1/2014 8:21:00 PM)

    Our Beloved ones have died but we
    are also moving with the world!
    This is the fact of life, which no one
    can change.
    Life is only one!
    We have to accept everything as it is!
    We cannot swim against tides, but
    can go on with the flow!
    A great truth. generally a poet never thinks before what to write. but after writing it looks glittering. A great write. (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/27/2014 5:23:00 AM)

    What ever may be cage represents captivity and it is pitiable. The poem is very nice to read and meanings vary with so much imaginations. (Report) Reply

  • Ed Nigma (2/20/2014 5:56:00 PM)

    A world within a world, a life within a life an imagination within an imagination. Some thoughts ours some not ours. Very nicely done. I enjoyed this poem, Allan Gerard~ (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (1/30/2014 6:11:00 PM)

    A reality check, life is what you make it...yes that cage is there...only sometimes someone else has the key...thought provoking poem indeed.great, regards (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (1/28/2014 12:22:00 PM)

    Human life is like that only - full of stumbling blocks and chains
    Even if you like to come out of it - you'll be dragged and pulled in....... very right Geetha (Report) Reply

  • Jay Gandhi (1/23/2014 7:14:00 AM)

    Its so dark, I cannot see myself.
    As such also you will not be able to see yourself without mirror.
    I guess your poem will work without that line also

    If I remain IN this cage for long,

    Even if I die IN this cage also,


    Somewhere your poem takes a detour from the cage to some other place altogether which you try to tag it at end....

    Not sure if you want that break...

    Liked the poem though (Report) Reply

  • Subbaraman N V (8/21/2013 7:32:00 PM)

    If every one realises this truth of life, he can be in peace and bliss. A good write.
    Man is born free but ever in chains! (Report) Reply

  • Rubab Atwal (7/31/2013 8:45:00 AM)

    hey Geetha, i must say that your every poem has a very deep and a beautiful meaning.and thank you so much for commenting my poems.good write, keep writing more.god bless you... (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (6/18/2013 1:24:00 AM)

    we can not swim against tide, right one.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment and vote. (Report) Reply

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