Treasure Island

Neela Nath


Give Me Wings!


O life, to bear the burns
of tangible tongue,
how long will I
fight alone?
I'm not a bird,
so that will fly
away from the
unwanted island.
My legs are rooted
to the soil!
If the blood you
tasted proved
to be your vein,
if the love
turns to fire,
what will you do?
Give me wings,
wings to fly away
from this dreary
land of disguised
foe, and feigned
wisdom.........
I won't be back
to lose my freedom,
to write, to like
or to be liked.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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  • Ken E Hall (4/1/2013 3:29:00 AM)

    Sadly freedom is still a hope for many, your poem with wings puts many thoughts in the readers mind and your last lines answer it all...I think in OZ we take it for granted...regards (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/27/2013 4:25:00 AM)

    An intense longing to flee away from the world of harsh realities is poignantly expressed here! But escapism is not a solution for anything! To like and to be liked is a basic human urge which cannot be negated! (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (3/22/2013 10:41:00 AM)

    Give me wings / wings to fly away / from this dreary / land of disguised / foe, and feigned / wisdom.......
    These lines are aesthetics, which I love much.A great write.! (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (3/22/2013 5:48:00 AM)

    Even birds are battered by storms. You can be the bird and flap one wing stroke at a time or
    a poet and stroke one word at a time...both will take you to freedom. (Report) Reply

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