Abhay Shah

Birds - Poem by Abhay Shah

Once I asked a bird in a cage 'Why are you here? '
An innocent reply came ' I think, for them I was very dear! '

The bird then asked me ' What is your dream? '
I said ' To fly! '

It said ' You don't have wings, but you can take mine'
To which I asked 'Don't you need them? What will you do without yours? '

It sadly said ' In this cage I cannot fly! These wings are of no use behind these closed doors! '

My heart sank to the thought,
That a bird could think what a human could not.

I decided to set it free,
and on the count of three,
I opened the cage without thinking about many things,
The bird came out, filled with joy,
And told me ' I can still give you my wings! '

Topic(s) of this poem: birds

Form: Prose Poem

Comments about Birds by Abhay Shah

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (9/13/2015 9:50:00 AM)

    Wat a sentimental message. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/13/2015 9:39:00 AM)

    Yes! We need to help each other in life. Nice work with positive imagination. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2015

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