Somanathan Iyer


Cage The Body & Bird The Soul Poem by Somanathan Iyer


Alighted a bird along with the cage
Bird could never be seen, cage only mattered
Given a name not to the bird but to the cage
Attributed all the credits and flaws only to the cage
Many a cages moved around it in the form of relations
The Cage underwent many a changes
Physical emotional and sentimental
Celebrated many an events and occasions
Withstood many a turmoil and turbulence
Underwent wear and tear through passage of times
Withered away a portion of the base
Making it support less and susceptible
The bird still dwelled inside unnoticed
One fateful night a mighty wind blown off the cage
Flew away the bird to the world unknown
Leaving the cage motionless and useless
confined to the flames the motionless cage
with the memories of the cage confined to hearts
Needless to say bird is the soul
And the cage is the body

Submitted: Monday, October 14, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013

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In memory of my eldest sister, who passed away on 29/9/2013 due to cardiac arrest and who was bed ridden with amputated leg due to severe diabetic conditions.May her soul rest in peace.

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