Binaya Kumar Mohanty


Caged Freedom - Poem by Binaya Kumar Mohanty

Me
miles and miles
far away from me.

Air going out
of the syrinx
vanishes in the air
wings chopped and
bleeding profusely
hurt with cruelty
with arrows of love
from the trade wind,
Me, perturbed
far away from me.

Feet tied with dancing Ghoongroo
throat choked with verses
never mine
Me,
still standing on the victory post
not mine.

Me
miles and miles
far away from Me


Tear
dropped from lacrymal lake
smiles
blooming between the banks of
hardly opened lips
not mine.

Me
lost in the marketplace
not mine.
Me,
endowed with royal feudal crown
of feathers from the singing bird
innocent but killed.
Virgin face rubbed with dyes
of the petals from the flowers
forcibly plucked.

Me,
in the warmth of my gaster
hunger in the genitals
pulses in the arteries
Not mine,
Me lost in the freedom caged for ever.

With the young sun rising
from the horizon
I try open my eyes
of head and heart
longing for ever
for a morn of a new day
but repeat the dialogue
in somnambulism
walk across the street of the cage.

Often sit on the top most bar
of the cage
giving orders
to the subjects
on the floor.

Sometimes
with the begging alms
feed the hungry birds
not mine
Me,
caged in the trade wind
buried beneath the boundary
miles and miles far away from me.

Still,
I love the cage!
I love freedom! !

Me,
miles and miles
far away from Me.

Topic(s) of this poem: freedom

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Caged Freedom by Binaya Kumar Mohanty

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/6/2019 9:48:00 PM)

    Far Away From Me! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • (12/24/2018 7:20:00 PM)

    An excellent ode to freedom! Beautiful vivid imagery. Would make a great song, Binaya! (Report)Reply

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  • Ranjan Kumar Ghosh (1/8/2018 3:42:00 AM)

    With forceps in one hand
    and scissors in other
    unable to feel
    the spikes in your nerve sir great imagination your poem 10+++++++
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  • Rajendra Rout (11/27/2017 4:38:00 AM)

    Great poem i enjoy this beautiful poem
    Thank very much sir for sharing this poem
    10++++++👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌
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  • Akhtar Jawad (11/26/2017 4:10:00 AM)

    Kutch qafas meN in dinoN lagta hay ji AshiaN apna hua barbad keya Khawaj Mir Dard)
    When the bird came to know that her nest was destroyed she started learning and loving the cage. She forgot the charms of freedom. A truly touching poem by Binaya Kumar Mohanty.
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  • Feipeng Shang (11/3/2017 2:33:00 PM)

    When a bird is locked in a cage, she still longs for freedom. This poem sounds like being by medics ;) (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (10/25/2017 1:33:00 AM)

    Sometimes
    with the begging alms
    feed the hungry birds
    not mine
    -A wonderful write..Enjoyed 10
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    Binayakumar Mohanty(10/26/2017 6:07:00 AM)

    Thanks for nice inspiring comments Sir

    Binayakumar Mohanty(10/26/2017 6:06:00 AM)

    Thanks for nice inspiring comments mam

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  • Bharati Nayak (10/20/2017 2:49:00 AM)

    Feet tied with dancing Ghoongroo
    throat choked with verses
    never mine
    Me,
    still standing on the victory post
    not mine.
    Me
    miles and miles
    far away from Me


    Tear
    dropped from lacrymal lake
    smiles
    blooming between the banks of
    hardly opened lips
    not mine.- - - - - - Freedom trapped in the trade wind- - -Me is not me- - A fine poetic expression of duality of living that almost we all experience in some degree- - What we appear outwardly may not be our truer self- - When we are crying in heart we may wear smile on our face to say every thing is OK and I am the happiest man.
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  • Abhisek Bandopadhyay (10/18/2017 3:43:00 PM)

    Beautifully written; fabulous use of imagery in personal expression. (Report)Reply

    Binayakumar Mohanty(11/28/2017 9:49:00 AM)

    Thanks dear poet for your nice comments

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  • Suratha Kumar Rout (10/11/2017 2:21:00 AM)

    Feet tied with dancing Ghoongroo
    throat choked with verses
    never mine
    Me,
    still standing on the victory post
    not mine.
    A great poem sir, thanks for sharing.
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    Binayakumar Mohanty(10/16/2017 7:43:00 AM)

    Thanks for appreciating the poem. I loved it. Plz read and comment on my poems I Love you and Death me shocked at.
    Binaya

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/10/2017 11:11:00 AM)

    Air going out of the syrinx and you are travelling miles and miles. You are lost in the freedom caged forever. This amazes mind entirely. Seeing young sunrise you feel glitter of happiness and freedom. Beautifully drafted poem with nice imagery is presented...10 (Report)Reply

    Binayakumar Mohanty(10/16/2017 7:49:00 AM)

    Thanks for your kind remark Sir. I loved it. I cordially invite you to read and comment on my poems Death me shocked at and I love you. Thanks again for reading and encouraging Sir
    Binaya

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (10/9/2017 9:41:00 AM)

    often sit on the top most rod
    of the cage
    giving orders
    to the subjects
    on the floor.
    Can't quote the whole, but wanted to, every line of yours in this poem is worth 12 poems on this site.
    Don't finish all these imageries in just a poem. The poem must be made a series of poems to make it palatable.
    I think you get my point.
    I am amazed how long did it take for these caged poems to see their morning of life in Poem Hunter?
    A huge 10+++++ for sharing this powerful poem.
    Regards.
    Subhas
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    Binayakumar Mohanty(10/16/2017 7:51:00 AM)

    Thanks Sir for reading encouraging and giving so nice comments. I loved it.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 8, 2017

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 17, 2017


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