Treasure Island

Aditi Khandelwal

(December 27 1997)

Caged Man


Let your imagination run wild
Imagine a caged man!
Laughing outside is a bird’s child
Not just one man but the whole clan!

Humiliated the man feels
The birds are playing outside happily!
His humiliation now will never heal
Even if he is allowed to move freely!

Once the birds were in a hurry
They forgot to give the man any food!
After returning they just said sorry
His food always depended on their mood!

He just couldn't move in the small cage
The birds moved freely under the big bower!
He could only see their flickering image
And later only a black cover.

Submitted: Friday, November 25, 2011
Edited: Friday, November 25, 2011

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  • Aman Arora (7/3/2014 6:52:00 AM)

    Very imaginative. It inspired me to write an episode of a fable I write. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (12/3/2011 6:20:00 AM)

    Big poem all animals are at the mercy of man great poem...Einstein said that one day in the futer the killing of animals will be tantamount to murder...I am glad I am a vegetarian! ...regards (Report) Reply

  • Harindhar Reddy (11/30/2011 3:45:00 AM)

    I can image who that caged bird - may he or may she who knows..... Anyways your poem rocks my heart and crosses the port of heart. i like every-line but i just picked these....

    'He just couldn't move in the small cage
    The birds moved freely under the big bower! '

    I hope your caged bird oneday it will escape from the cage and find other birds flying under bower... Hope it is matter of time. Bye for now. keep focusing on your life with smiles........ (Report) Reply

  • Sonali Sings (11/29/2011 10:41:00 AM)

    Felt really good after reading this one..divine vengeance (though in imagination) .. :) (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (11/28/2011 10:48:00 PM)

    Grand congratulation Aditi. your idea about a free life is amazing. xlent. keep it up my great poetess. full marks. (Report) Reply

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