Leaving the Cage
Out of the Shell
Color, verses and eyes excited my veins,
One day thought of drawing my dream ,
Eager to create that would lift the spirit,
Deity I painted on wall of a town temple.
In a trance the priest looked, left rituals,
My mind smiled, each breath blushed,
Amazed at my feat and bliss in my eyes,
Like a proud king , conquered the world !
Wanted to spread wings as eagles in sky,
Dreamed of rainbow that dazzled the earth,
The world was in awe and stared me a lot,
Colors cheered , and words fondled me.
Loved to gaze each smile, relish all laughs,
Like a treasure , owned the verses in mind,
Colors were my breath, my life was words,
That was my path and that was destination.
Every moment I thought of poems and paint,
That was my dream and that was only vision,
A day came in life and smashed the glass,
The harsh words hit hard, killed the passion.
My dad thought I strayed in a wild of words,
A maniac color turned me, painted me dark,
Aspired to spot me an engineer or a doctor,
Who're held in esteem, handsome they earn.
The knowledge of words and color is low,
To tarry there long sure a disaster in life,
Caused me throng the corridors of health,
So glad when doctor,called people his son.
A man got summit he loved for his son,
A man lost the nest he so yearned for,
A man proud to roam among his friends,
A man deprived to wander in his dreams!
I carry with me two guys in one existence !
One sits in a clinic, scribbles procedures,
And the other longs to come out the shell,
How long will I be able to stop the real me !
To wriggle out hard and show splendor,
How an insect sheds off its wilted frame !
I too want to break free leaving the cage !
And live my life again that I forgot to live !
© Harish Mamgain