Nosheen Irfan

Gold Star - 51,565 Points (Lahore, Pakistan)

Free As A Bird - Poem by Nosheen Irfan

Swooping down for a bite
The little sparrow landed on my wall
Picked the tiny crumbs in its beak
And flew away, oblivious to my gaze
Its soft feathery existence
Up into the heights
A dot in the vastness
Scouring the unknown expanse,
Its little wings fluttering against the wind.

For a day, let me borrow your life
I want to be unthinking and free
My feet are exhausted from walking on the earth
My ears are tired of the jabbering tongues
My soul is dead from the shallow chat
Let me borrow your wings
I want to feel the lightness of the air
Entering my heart without a knock
Freeing it from the weight of mankind
Letting it taste unhindered flight
Because I had been a human too long
Let me be free now, free as a bird.



Nosheen Irfan © 2015
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Topic(s) of this poem: freedom


Comments about Free As A Bird by Nosheen Irfan

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/24/2016 11:00:00 AM)


    Up into the heights! Freedom. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (1/26/2016 8:00:00 PM)


    Let me be free now, free as a bird Very touching and inspirational. I really like this poem. I will add it to my poem list! Well done NosheeN- You are a gifted poet! (Report) Reply

  • (1/7/2016 12:53:00 AM)


    that feeling started the creation
    of an airplane....
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  • Akhtar Jawad (12/19/2015 8:33:00 PM)


    Excellent observation, amazing thoughts, enchanting style of description, an outstanding poem.
    Because I had been a human too long
    Let me be free now, free as a bird..................lovely lines.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 22, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 26, 2016


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