The bird sits alone in this beautiful cage,
made of gold and silver and adorned,
with the most precious of all gems…
Delicacies are fed and music played,
loving words are whispered in its ears,
many come to see and admire her beauty….
Lost in all the pomp and glory ,
the bird begins to enjoy the comfort and attention,
hours go by into days and days into years….
Somewhere deep within a longing begins,
a gentle longing of wanting to stretch,
a longing to fly and feel the wind ….
Gently she tries to stretch her wings.
and remembers her freedom days,
flying alone with no care in the world…
The longing gets intense and stronger,
and the ache gets more painful,
but a thought comes overpowering….
She is but just a little bird,
housed in this beautiful cage,
and all she could do is to go on wishing ……
One day the door is left opened,
and excitedly she comes out quickly,
stretches her wings to fly…..
she tried to flap her wings,
and takes a few steps,
but feels herself fall back…..
her wings have been clipped !
walks back into the cage
with a heavy heart,
and looks beyond at the sky,
a drop of tear falls from her eyes….