Susanta Pattnayak

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Caged Dreams - Poem by Susanta Pattnayak

She dreams, no more.
The rise and the fall of the waves,
the dancing of the breeze,
the symphony of the wind,
the colors of the seasons,
the twilight, moonlit nights
all cease in smoke
under the suffocating arms of
some demonic beast
who ruptures her to dust.

She dreams no more.
Dreams have gathered dust
also a thick coat of rust.
Blurry in her mind, the day,
when she was caged
her voice was squashed
her wings were clipped
and was passed from hand to hand
for mere amusement and joy.

She dreams of
her mother, her father
in the darkness of
night, every night...
Spreading their hands from heaven
the two bright little stars
wait, twinkling for her
night after night, every night.

She dreams of
the strengths of the invincible
the powers of the inaccessible
to annihilate the brutality
and rest beside her mother
eternally till eternity.

Comments about Caged Dreams by Susanta Pattnayak

  • Akhtar Jawad (9/7/2014 10:38:00 PM)

    An enchanting and mesmerizing poem that touches the heart. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/7/2014 8:25:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem. I feel her pain in each word. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (9/7/2014 5:23:00 PM)

    Such beautiful words yet so much pain expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (9/7/2014 12:44:00 PM)

    My favourite expression is...the strength of the invisible, the powers of the inaccessible... A good piece. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (9/7/2014 12:01:00 PM)

    I do hope, Susanta, that she gets freed from the cage and her dreams are translated into reality very soon... (Report) Reply

  • Mohammad Skati (9/7/2014 10:10:00 AM)

    She stopped dreaming about real things, then she moved to the incredible dreams.... It's a great transformation of one's dreams from a case into another case. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (9/7/2014 2:12:00 AM)

    Innumerable facets to think of, feel, work with, and be concerned about with love. How wonderfully and humanely one viewed a girl who face d caging, by some force against it. Very touching. (Report) Reply

  • (9/7/2014 1:47:00 AM)

    she was passed from hand to hand
    for mere amusement and joy.

    seems to be too sad, but she has to come out of it, instead of trying to rest beside her mother.

    any way congratulations Susanta Pattnayak..Keep it up
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  • Gajanan Mishra (6/28/2014 10:17:00 AM)

    eternally till eternity, very fine, I like it. (Report) Reply

  • (9/7/2013 10:20:00 AM)

    Nicely done. Liked it. Good job. (Report) Reply

  • Sajad Meer (9/7/2013 5:57:00 AM)

    Poetic Beauty: She returns to hope , though late! Wonderfull! ! (Report) Reply

  • (9/8/2012 2:15:00 AM)

    There is a sense of defeat in the lines and the urge to escape (Report) Reply

  • Mark Dillon (9/7/2012 11:21:00 PM)

    well written. desperation seeking release from what seems eternal pain. (Report) Reply

  • (9/7/2012 10:53:00 AM)

    Well written with a lot of big images. (Report) Reply

  • Anita Sehgal (9/7/2012 8:35:00 AM)

    very beautiful ... poignant! (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (9/7/2012 12:45:00 AM)

    It can be considered as a cage song. Well. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 2, 2012

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