Thursday, November 10, 2016

Walking into a new dawn.

The first whiff of fresh air,
By the mountains leading to the river,
So new, unlike the dusty old tents;
The grass soothed the wounded feet,
And he ran faster than ever before,
And farther than he had always known,
Away from all the pain he endured.
He stopped at the vast forest for shade,
Oh, he hadn’t been away from the sun’s glare,
In his rusty little cage where he could barely turn,
The cage that had been his home for years,
Ever since he was snatched away from his mother,
The memories that had grown faint said.
He walked to the stream, pulling the broken chain on his leg along,
Happily gulped down water he hasn’t had in days.
He looked around and felt so strange,
To see no humans staring at him,
The ones who cheered when he jumped into rings,
The ones who screamed and beat him to bleed,
The humans he grew angry on but feared.
He ran around the trees, soaking in their warmth.
He looked up at the birds singing,
He turned to the bees humming,
He looked far into the mountains he crossed,
And he thought of his brothers back there,
As he walked into his freedom,
Into the life he had always deserved.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Away from the dark

Gasping for breath, I continued running.
Undeterred even as I stifled.
I could see the darkness chasing me,
As I cried and raced away from the beasts.
Ghosts of memories kept stabbing me,
Nightmares of betrayal haunting all along,
I ran as far as I could, from all that hurt me.
Cursed to see the demons in everyone around,
The smiles that concealed the dark hearts,
I hastened away from the hatred thrown at me.
Stealing away my little positive air,
From the gusts of negative winds,
I dashed towards my castle of peace.
Many a time, I lost my way,
And shuddered in thoughts,
Of being entangled in the black clouds again.
Every dusk, I wait for the sun to set,
So that I could get to my refuge.
Where I could hug myself like a foetus,
In the warmth of the night,
Away from the painful woes of the day.