Imprisoned, poetry by Vidya Venkataramanan at Spilwords.com
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Imprisoned

Imprisoned

written by: Vidya Venkataramanan

 

We imprison minds
In cages of steel,
We feel
The need to condition
It in all kinds of
Bonds.
We have wings to fly
Out of there,
But we prefer
To stay in
The cage
And be the sage of
Self -Pity and blame!
Wounded comforts
That
Snuggle up to
Prison walls!

The cage door is left half-open,
So one can
Use free will
To fly.
It only takes
Flights of fancy
To soar out
Of imagined walls,
Nothing holds you back,
Only the fear of liberty!

A Locked cage
Seems like bondage,
But to the mind,
Which frees itself,
Of claustrophobic thoughts,
No doors can lock
Or block the flight
To freedom.

A mind can break
Or make a prison out of
Freedom,
A mind can break
Or make freedom
Out of imprisoned thoughts!

Will it?
Will it!

Vidya Venkataramanan

Vidya Venkataramanan

Vidya Venkataramanan is a homemaker whose dual passions are writing and exploring the finer nuances of self-realisation through philosophy and spirituality. After finishing her post-graduation in English Literature, she opted to get married and be a stay at home mom to her only daughter. While juggling the various duties of wife and mother, her first love, writing, was never far from her mind. She indulged this passion by writing short stories and a huge treasure trove of poems. Many of her poems have been published on various online forums apart from a book of published poems, co-authored by 2 like-minded poets. Apart from her passion for writing, she also nurtures her spiritual side by practising reikii and meditation.
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