Saturday, March 19, 2011

The prayer of a four legged creature

I am but a four legged creature
Tethered on an animal called man,
Killing and skinning are words so new
That this best of the lord’s creation has taught us so-
We learnt not the art of hating that is so in vogue today
Teach us not the ‘art of living’ beneath a mind so guile-
Big dreams do people dream, But we have urges so few
For some such mundane pleasures,
That would fill our lives, with joy unbound and true
To be as free as the bird that sings,
It’s, swan- song from the skies above.
To move with total abandon, not to fear,
No more threats not even from one self
To be as light as the wind,
To be like the soaring imaginations--------
Not chained in some body’s backyard or crouching in the wild
Free is what we want to be
Not a fossil for history in time..
Treat us not like worn ornaments, shorn and worn of display
Freedom from those nasty minds
Is all that we ask for today-

© 2011 Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury

( Image courtesy Google)


Vyankatesh said...

The simplicity in thoughts is quite abundant!!

Good work.

S.R.Ayyangar said...

The photo accompanied with your thoughtful poem is enough to express the agony and pain inflicted on them by the animal called human being!

Maitreyee Chowdhury said...

Thanks so much Vyankatesh. @ Ayyangar sir..Its a thought that has been with me for long..thanks for reading.

Purba said...

Tethered on an animal called man - sums it up.

Poignant as usual.

Jingle said...

very thought provoking piece.

Olivia said...

Very profound Maitreyee!

thought provoking words. It indeed needs to stop- sooner than later!

Hugs x

Jingle Poetry said...


Jingle Poetry said...

feel free to share 1 to 3 random poems with us, our poetry potluck week 29 is to open on Sunday, at 8pm, American central..we remain open for 72 hours..

hope to see you in.
bless you.
keep up the excellence.

Maitreyee Chowdhury said...

@ Olivia, Jingle poetry..thanks so mjuch :)