Mohabeer Beeharry

Freshman - 537 Points (23 November 1937 / Mauritius)

He Was Born Free - Poem by Mohabeer Beeharry

He was born free a long time ago
When his mind and body were young.
He loved the village lanes
And the busy market towns.
He loved the river walks, the trees and the wild lakes,
The secret haunts of the mountains.
There he created dreams and destroyed them in thousands.
There it was where his dreams grew wings;
Like the frolicsome morning shadows,
He raced the breeze to the foot of the hills.
He flew to the gilt land of moonbeams
And bathed in the mellow lakes of sunshine.
There he rode the fast wind horses to the clouds,
Free from prejudices and dogmas.
Like the birds in the trees, he was free,
Free to sing the songs close to his heart,
To fly and plane dangerously in the wind
And dare the vehemence of enigmatic storms.
Who cares what the books say?
As long as his mind was free to dare and explore
And bring home sweet treasures,
Untarnished by short-minded confinements.
But since, he has lost his freedom,
Gradually circumvented by inveterate bookish weeds.
He was imprisoned by many a belief and superstition
He would rather live behind prison bars
With his mind free to wonder and wander
Free to love
To reason and to understand
Than his body free to rove
And his heart and mind condemned to vegetate in educated darkness.


Comments about He Was Born Free by Mohabeer Beeharry

  • Gold Star - 45,279 Points Gajanan Mishra (6/20/2015 8:04:00 AM)

    free to love to reason and to understand, I like it, thanks. I hope you all the best. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 12,214 Points Bri Edwards (9/23/2013 1:39:00 AM)

    Than his body free to rove.............especially without punctuation or brackets, i had trouble at first understanding this line. if you had have in front of body i might have understood sooner. i score it a good to very good. (Report) Reply

    Freshman - 537 Points Mohabeer Beeharry (6/17/2015 4:40:00 PM)

    Thank you for reading. Will certainly take care next time. Sorry I have had to be away.
    Mohabeer Beeharry

  • Rookie - 79 Points Alexander Coppedge (9/12/2013 10:00:00 AM)

    Another wonderful piece of art You do have something to say Speak on (Report) Reply

    Freshman - 537 Points Mohabeer Beeharry (6/18/2015 8:54:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for reading.
    Will find your works soon
    Sorry could not reply earlier. Have had to be away.
    Mohabeer Beeharry

  • Rookie Olivia Bedell (7/31/2013 5:03:00 AM)

    Nice poem and I love the ending. (Report) Reply

    Freshman - 537 Points Mohabeer Beeharry (6/18/2015 8:57:00 AM)

    Thank you for reading. Will reciprocate soon.
    Sorry I am late in replying. Have had to be away.
    Mohabeer Beeharry

    Freshman - 537 Points Mohabeer Beeharry (6/18/2015 8:55:00 AM)

    Thank you for reading. Sorry for being late in replying. Have had to be away.
    Will read your work soon.
    Mohabeer Beeharry

  • Rookie - 94 Points Jahan Zeb (7/30/2013 10:45:00 AM)

    Very deep and sentimental. I liked the imagery behind the poem. You gave it a nice start. A poem that has a start and an end. The last line is amazing. (Report) Reply

    Freshman - 537 Points Mohabeer Beeharry (6/18/2015 9:00:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for reading. Have had to be away. So I am late in replying.
    Sorry. Will reciprocate soon?
    Mohabeer Beeharry

  • Silver Star - 3,936 Points Dave Walker (7/28/2013 12:00:00 PM)

    We should be all free, a great poem. (Report) Reply

    Freshman - 537 Points Mohabeer Beeharry (6/18/2015 9:03:00 AM)

    Thank you for reading.
    I am late in replying have had to be away.
    Will reciprocate soon.
    Mohabeer Beeharry

  • Gold Star - 45,279 Points Gajanan Mishra (7/28/2013 11:43:00 AM)

    free to love, good write, thanks,
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, September 6, 2013


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