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Parrot

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

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
andthink
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 ungratefulbird
Meet a graceless end.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: bird,freedom,life
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COMMENTS
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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Kumarmani Mahakul 19 April 2020
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.......so touching. Really milked rice or good food can't bring satisfaction and happiness to a caged bird as it always needs freedom and to fly in open sky. Who does'nt want to be free? I don't like to put a bird in prision. You are a kind hearted lady that you can feel the pain of other. I appreciate this poem and the way of presentation you made.Enjoyed time and again.
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Magadha Rani 17 February 2020
I love parrots but don't like to see them in a cage! This is a sweet poem dear madam......loved reading it! Vote..................10/10
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Chandini Jaswal 21 November 2019
Keep the cage open I may get a chance to fly But my wings that have forgotten the art of flying How ironic! This beautiful poem carries many examples of such deep-seated ironies. Enjoyed reading it. Wonderful composition ma'am!
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Bharati Nayak 21 November 2019
Thank you Chandini Jaswal for reading and appreciating the poem.
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A B Faniki 15 September 2019
Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing such a lovely and humours piece.
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Bharati Nayak 15 September 2019
Thank you A.B. Faniki for your kind words of appreciation.
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Michael Walker 18 August 2019
A novel and original idea to let a parrot speak at length, but they do talk, after a fashion. Parrots may well want to leave their cages and fly freely. I think that is a deep instinct in most animals and birds. But they are safer in a cage, as your poem indicates so well.
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Bharati Nayak 15 September 2019
Thank you Michael Walker for your valuable feedback.
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Prabir Gayen 16 July 2019
Let that ungratefulbird Meet a graceless end.....fine
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Kumarmani Mahakul 01 May 2019
A thought provoking poem on freedom and bird is nicely and aptly executed. I don't want the birds to be in cage. Beautiful poem bearing beautiful message. Thank you again dear madam.
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Deborah Cromer 09 March 2019
I enjoyed this and can relate to it well. I raised parrots and birds in San Diego, California. This is a real look of what is there and most do not even think about. Good job!
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