Friday, August 5, 2011

Animals aren't born
for confinement
They are meant
To run free
Life in the blood
Roaming the air

Instead we cage them to death
No harm intended
But Nature knows balance

In our cage
we never roar


Lorraine said...

to let you know I've reopened what's on my mind,
flowers and people :)

Devika Jyothi said...

This post brings mixed reactions, Lorraine :)

I think man was also not made for confinement - a historical mistake -- And let me tell you - i have worked under one Head of Projects, who would scream and roar in his glass cabin - the whole office would tremble -- it was all done in glass/aluminiun structure - And at the project site, he would be as soft as a white meeky cat...a crank case :)

i am not sure by nature we are meant to scream and roar-- but a cage could get us there!

As Maya Angelou says in 'I know why the caged birds sings' --

"But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom. "

find the whole poem here

why Angelou spoke of a he-bird's freedom and not about a she-bird's is something that needs further thought --

That's one long comment :)


Lorraine said...

Always, always love your comment and quotes :)

Devika Jyothi said...

thanks :)


Brian Miller said...

nice...i agree on the animals...i hate to see them confined...i am glad for those zoos that rehab animals or take care of those that cant...i also like the turn to personal at the end...we do tend to find ourselves confined often...

Margie said...

Lorraine, heading out with my wonderful hubby in a few minutes (he was gone for 10 days and has a special surprise day planned for me!) so, I'll be back later to comment.
Oh, I see you brought back some blogs....I had a feeling you would and I'm glad you did! x

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, Lorraine.
Devlka, I love that poem.

Gillena Cox said...

Maya Angelou's work is absorbing; interesting thought there Devika

sheer elegance your birds in flight and interesting toughts to ponder also Lorraine

much love...

Michael Rawluk said...

Perfect words for us all.

Margie said...

Back again.
Lorraine, you are so right about the animals.
I love how you care!
Love that photo of the birds flying so free! x

Lorraine said...

andof coures Dev I adore her poem which puts my to total shame, but the meaning's the same :)

Yes and most deserve it ;) but not you Brian lol

Oh Margie I'm glad your love is back, and I'm glad he knows how lucky he is :)

Thanks Sandy I knew you would and isnt' that something,wow ...

What a nice comment dear Gillena, thank you

I appreciate that Michael and agree, of course :P

I knew you would angel x hope you had a great time with hubby ;0