Endeared And Caged. Poem by Nabakishore Dash

Endeared And Caged.

Rating: 5.0


A nomad I was,
moved from one
college to another,
free from bondage, tribulations,
enjoyed the life
of a free bird
of the endless sky.
Survived on foods
of bukateria and motels,
only duty was to radiate
my feeble light of textual knowledge
to the young dynamic students
of my beloved state,
being known among my colleagues
as a shy village guy.

A lady of my profession
came to my circle during
our hobnobbing,
gradually permeated all barricades,
skinny, brawny, bony, and filmy,
so far kept intact,
mixed with blood
in my heart, circulated
in all organs,
small and large,
impacted my psyche,
never surreptitiously,
but with caring personality,
devotion to duty,
wittiness and lovely manner.
Over the years
our noncovalent interactions
turned covalent,
my heart fluttered,
endeared each other,
decided to extend it further
as life partner.

After a waiting period of few years
our wedding took place
in a very simple ceremony,
only putting the vermillion
on the forehead of the bride,
a tea party as dinner.

Free bird's responsibilities
were doubled,
freedom curtailed and halved
as if lodged in a cage.
Wings totally clipped,
occasional flapping disappeared,
home made dishes served,
twists and turns endured together
by mutual trust, co-operation,
small sacrifices made
with readiness and ease.

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Love and caring attitude can really conquer.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sylvia Frances Chan 04 February 2022

5 Stars full on Top for your fascinating poem, Dr. Dash. Enjoyed reading this.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 04 February 2022

Both men and women, married are just less free compared to when they were alone, Marriage comes with responsibilities for both husband and wife an honestly attractive report about marriage, every house has its cross, is also the well-known Dutch proverb

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Nabakishore Dash 04 February 2022

Regards to you Mam for your quick appreciation.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 05 February 2022

A wonderful life and love story woven in a beautiful poem. The intricacies of life and love were expressed in brilliant detail. So fascinating to read.

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Nabakishore Dash 06 February 2022

Thanks with my regards.

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MAHTAB BANGALEE 06 February 2022

superb and beautiful thoughtful poem shared; I enjoyed

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 06 February 2022

Wishing you and your wife, wonderful years of happiness together.......10

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 06 February 2022

Freedom is fine but when you have your loved one next to you - it is no more an individual freedom - it is freedom together with your love.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 06 February 2022

I enjoyed reading your autobiographical poem dear Poet. So lucid and lovely.

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Bharati Nayak 05 February 2022

A wnderful romantic poem of the pages of your life! Very nicely written.Bondage of live is strogest that spurrs one to accept caged life happily.

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