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A Letter from a Caged Bird to Its Friend

Updated on June 20, 2020
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An author and a writer with a different approach to life. Covid 19 can surely check our patience but we will never give up.

Pet birds are frequently kept in a cramped cage where they are unable to even stretch their wings, they never ever can realise the pleasure of flying high in the sky, and avail the gift of freedom God has given to each one of us. Birds in cages desire freedom and companionship and often exhibit presumptuous, neurotic and self-destructive behaviour as they deteriorate in cramped cages.

We the humans cherish and love keeping pets and evacuate them when they grow up. The same adverse outcomes of depression from a heartbreak are felt by the abandoned animals. But it's really sad on the part of them that we can never realise their emotions and feelings.

Scientists have proven that animals or birds who are held in cages become stressed, sick and don't live as long. Furthermore, they should not be kept in cages because it's not their natural habitat.

Here is an emotional letter from a caged bird to its friend who is going aimlessly to admire the true meaning of freedom which the caged bird always desires for.

Birds are the most accomplished aeronauts the world has ever seen. They fly high and low, at great speed, and very slowly. And always with extraordinary precision and control.

David Attenborough

Let them fly high
Let them fly high

" Hi, all hope you are having a wonderful time. You all must be planning to make your strength strong to conquer the outskirts of the infinite sky. The sky seems to be yon rich sometimes pale rainy or just dusky. The miraculously bright sunny day invites you to hug their millionaire swimming pool with a decent smile.

I hope I could have been with you all. Though, I am also having a great time here in my beautiful cage, whole day chirping and jumping from here and there. My master is also very generous, he always takes care of us, give meals at the proper time. But you know what, I sometimes hope to interweave my wings and fly high and high into the unending points of the sky.

You know whenever our master unlocks the cage to provide us with food, I feel to put my heart out and till my last efforts should fight to acquire freedom.

But at last, I am helpless. I hope one day I can be free, free to taste the liberty of wandering, love, finding peace and happiness with my friends, finding my own path to success, freedom from the pale food and dirty water, kept in a tub which had not been cleaned for months. One day, I want to taste the freshwater of silver ribbon, drizzling like a bear and discovering its own path, a river.

One day I heard my master, chatting with someone describing himself as a true nature lover who is taking care of some handful of birds, to convince with his entangle logics.

I am not able to understand how can humans be so vicious and insensitive when it comes to the life and freedom of birds and animals. If caged birds can express their thoughts, the whole world would have wailed. If you have been kept in such a situation for even a day, I am sure you will jerk your heart out.

When my master forgets to switch off the lights of a cage at night we are not able to sleep as we can't distinguish the light is of a sun or the artificial one. 24 hours we have to wake to lasts watching the dark sky. Although we have adjusted ourselves with the situation, watching you from our caged house hoping to gain freedom, but my best wishes for you to keep flying high, adventuring newlands and never ever be got caught by so-called nature lovers in this free life".

Caged birds accept each other but flight is what they long for.

Tennessee Williams

You are not a bird and so cannot realize the feeling of being caged, but seeing a bird in a cage makes me want to weep. They are such beautiful creatures of God with the gift of flight and which not be restricted.

Seeing a bird caged makes me want to weep! Such beautiful creatures with the gift of flight should not be restricted in this way surely? I’m sure that most people who keep caged birds love them and care well for them, but to me, it seems like an incredibly selfish and cruel thing to do. I can only imagine what it would be like if someone loved me, cared for me, but kept my legs shackled in a small room so that I couldn’t walk and had no freedom. How bloody dreadful it would be for. World is a beautiful place for you and for the other creatures also. So let live them with peace and happiness which they can only acquire through freedom.


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    • OGUNDARE OLUSEGUN profile image


      12 months ago from NIGERIA

      They are most accomplished because they stay where they have been apportioned to stay. Nice work.

    • Nela13 profile image


      13 months ago from Portugal

      It is very touching. I hate to see animals in cages, birds were made to fly not to be in cages.

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      13 months ago

      Very touching article

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      13 months ago from India

      It's touching. The feelings of a caged bird towards humans are sorrowful. Birds are the indicators of Liberty but the cruel humans cage them. You have written a great hub that reflects the pain of a caged bird. Quite emotional!

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      John Hansen 

      13 months ago from Gondwana Land

      This letter is so very sad. I agree, although many bird owners love their pets if they are constantly caged it is cruel. It is a shame to see such beautiful creatures that are meant to fly be contained. The trouble is many are bred in captivity and would probably perish if allowed to be free in the wild.


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