Varghese J Kuttikat


A Caged Bird - Poem by Varghese J Kuttikat

Ridden with decrees inexorable, Man is a caged bird
Wings capable of fluttering, a voice thunders out,
Are not meant for the sky infinite, but for a space limited
Birds can of course, look at the sky awe struck
And some of them see in the hidden, wonders unlimited
Larks and doves, perhaps, can claim the same source
But in gifts endowed, markedly different, even glaringly
The cage keeper, in his greater wisdom
Puts the two types in cages separate
Larks sing notes sometimes sad, sometimes sweet
Doves love cooing sometimes sour, sometimes love-lit
If they venture out far, they may sing with full throated ease
Or will all their songs come to a sudden end, dissolve in silence

Topic(s) of this poem: life


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 5, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, May 30, 2016


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