Aufie Zophy

(18 October 1964)

Y/. A Small Bird


A small bird
Beautiful feathers
Flying from tree to tree
Singing fabulous songs

A small spark
A beautiful soul
Flaring up with inspiration
A source of fabulous thoughts

Encage the bird
Its feathers become dull
Withering like a flower
Fallen out of the vase

Encage the soul
The fire will be doused
No more light no more heat
A pile of ashes

I don't know why since the middle ages
Many a religious leader forcefully engages
To put the souls of their followers in cages

Let the bird fly
Set the soul free
Let the bird sing
Let the soul inspire

Please leaders of today
Try not to encage our soul
Not to encage our mind
Not in any way

Submitted: Sunday, July 07, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 08, 2013

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  • Valsa George (9/1/2013 8:29:00 AM)

    A profound philosophy, beautifully put with the right analogy! We should never allow ourselves to be pitched into any dogma or religious bigotry! ! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (7/12/2013 12:52:00 PM)

    Freedom is so important yet so many don't have it. An inspirational write. (Report) Reply

  • Spiritual Seeker (7/11/2013 12:53:00 AM)

    Yes, like a wild flower or grass...let it grow openly, they will not bloom in the glass! Nice poem..a 10. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (7/10/2013 4:53:00 PM)

    Freedom is all important. No-ones soul should be caged. But no-one can cage the thoughts of any free thinking individual, no matter how hard they try. Men have tried to cage women since the beginning of time, but they will never control our deepest thoughts. Very well said Aufie, and very well penned as usual. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (7/10/2013 10:12:00 AM)

    Absolutely right with your comparative parelels. A beautifully conceived and thought out
    poem of worthy value- a sure 10 (Report) Reply

  • Nader Baheri (7/9/2013 5:53:00 AM)

    lots of talented minds here in this world are limite and their freedom is limited for different purpose most politically.this poem has totally refered to this bitter fact.we place a petal or a flower in a glassy place we see how fast it is going to be seared.
    fabulous~nb (Report) Reply

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