Parrot Poem by Bharati Nayak

Parrot

Rating: 5.0


Though winged
I am caged
I flutter my wings
As if to fly
They get hurt by the iron railings

The milked rice
And the good nuts
That I am served
Do not satisfy
As I dream
Of the open sky
Where I do belong.

You ask me
Oh Parrot! How are you?
You see my bright green feathers
And my beautiful red beak
I answer in my clatter
Which you can not understand
and think
I belong to rich and so live in lavish


On some careless day
My owner may
Keep the cage open
I may get a chance to fly
But my wings
that have forgotten
the art of flying
may fall a prey
to some vultures
My good owner and his neighbors
Will curse me,
O.K, O.K
Let that ungrateful bird
Meet a graceless end.

Sunday, November 22, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: bird,life,freedom
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Geetha Jayakumar 01 August 2016

Wow...Just wonderful. I wrote a poem on similar theme not on parrot but a bird, long back. But I didnt post it as it was not rhyming well. I like the concept and you have presented well. Loved it.

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Bharati Nayak 01 August 2016

Many thanks for your lovely comment on my poem.It is long time since I am having your wonderful words on my poem.Please post your poem on Poem Hunter and give us chance to read it.

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Siddartha Montik 15 December 2016

Though winged I am caged I flutter my wings As if to fly.. the beginning.. so much we do for our fun and clip the wings in cages.. when would we realize the very freedom we want is also for all Creatures? What makes and gives us sense to know from such simple things? Why cant we see for freedom and enjoy that in Nature? Where do we clip our minds in all this and cant get free from? Thanks for sharing this Parrot Bharathiji.. Liked the Idea and feel! 10+++

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Bharati Nayak 29 December 2016

Thak you Siddartha Montik for your nice comment.Really, Why cant we see for freedom and enjoy that in Nature? '' Where do we clip our minds in all this and cant get free from?

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Rajendra Rout 15 May 2018

I agree with you Siddarth

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Nabakishore Dash 03 June 2022

A very just poem about parrot, nicely presented Madam Bharati.If you like please visit my poem A bird when caged.

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C N Premkumar 11 February 2022

A philosophical poem with contradictions of thought, dreams and events. The dream of freedom ends in disaster for the continuously prisoned souls. Excellent.

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Nabakishore Dash 21 August 2021

No food can satisfy when freedom is curtailed.Thak u for your poem with nice insight.

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Ravi Kopra 02 April 2021

paankh hain miray/magar main kaidee hoon pinjray main/udna main jab chahta hoon/takkar lag jaati hai/lohay ki janzeeron se

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Rajnish Manga 12 October 2020

Beautiful poem. Anyone caged or enslaved may for the time-being think it safe and secure in their being in captivity but as you have rightly pointed out- I dream Of the open sky.... Where I do belong. Thanks a lot.

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