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Caged Dreams

She dreams, no more.
The rise and the fall of the waves,
the dancing of the breeze,
the symphony of the wind,
the colors of the seasons,
the twilight, moonlit nights
all cease in smoke
under the suffocating arms of
some demonic beast
who ruptures her to dust.

She dreams no more.
Dreams have gathered dust
also a thick coat of rust.
Blurry in her mind, the day,
when she was caged
her voice was squashed
her wings were clipped
and was passed from hand to hand
for mere amusement and joy.

She dreams of
her mother, her father
in the darkness of
night, every night...
Spreading their hands from heaven
the two bright little stars
wait, twinkling for her
night after night, every night.

She dreams of
the strengths of the invincible
the powers of the inaccessible
to annihilate the brutality
and rest beside her mother
eternally till eternity.

Submitted: Monday, July 02, 2012

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  • Rituparna Sen (9/7/2013 10:20:00 AM)

    Nicely done. Liked it. Good job.

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  • Sajad Meer (9/7/2013 5:57:00 AM)

    Poetic Beauty: She returns to hope , though late! Wonderfull! !

  • Meera Panigrahi (9/8/2012 2:15:00 AM)

    There is a sense of defeat in the lines and the urge to escape

  • Mark Dillon (9/7/2012 11:21:00 PM)

    well written. desperation seeking release from what seems eternal pain.

  • Leslie Philibert (9/7/2012 10:53:00 AM)

    Well written with a lot of big images.

  • Anita Sehgal (9/7/2012 8:35:00 AM)

    very beautiful ... poignant!

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (9/7/2012 12:45:00 AM)

    It can be considered as a cage song. Well.

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