Echoes of Captivity

He picked it up from the floor it lay
Looked straight into its beaten face
That still bore marks of its broken past
He said to all “This is finished, find a new one”

Born to wander in the open wild
It was caught and caged by clogged minds
They flogged and bruised the life in it
Till it appeared born again and half dead

They paraded it as a spectacle of nature
Stripping it off its natural instincts
It looked at them and had wept in silence
From the silence broke out an echo of error

“I am your father, your mother, your past
Don’t kill your past, your future is doomed”



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27 replies

  1. Your words and pictures are so haunting. Great job in expressing your mind. 

  2.  love your poetry talent here,

    inviting you to join Poets Rally by submitting a
    poem, any poem is welcome.

    hope to see you in.
    keep entertaining!
    You Rock!

     

     

  3. Beautiful and touching piece. Very relevant to our day and age. 

  4. So sad, powerful piece

  5.  Cool, I like this…a lot.

  6. lol. this made me smile 🙂 though the beginning was sad…

    enjoy the rally!
     http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/in-the-land-of-pretense/

  7. Sad things happend in zoos, for sure.

  8. welcome,

    have fun visiting…let us know after you are done…

  9. I love this piece, Vinod, the political voice coming through. I have often thought of such things and it takes me to a lot of different places (why cage animals, why dig up people’s remains and put them on display especially when they aren’t even your ancestors, etc).

    I am always ashamed and angered to remember that my own African ancestors were paraded around, abused, put on display (and sometimes literally in the circus)–yet another example of an echo of captivity.

    I love this piece, again.

    Ms. Queenly

    • You are so true Ms. Queenly, what are we if we are not angered when see wrong being done! The most important ability of a human is to react and I am sad that people choose to be indifferent most times

  10. Lovely piece. “it was caught and caged by clogged minds” stunning and truthful line. Much enjoyed ~ Rose 

  11. Very Interestingly put. Very Crude… Well done.. 🙂

  12. I don’t have any website,I think i am not eligible to comment on your piece of writings. Even though,I am willing to comment whether you will accept or not that is your point of view.Cage is made up of by human,and both human and the cage dweller is created by God, the Almighty….

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