Lost somewhere in between the
monotony of work, desires, goals & running an extra mile,
She was tired of maintaining a fake smile.
Happily living for others,
unhappily existing with self,
Aggravating stress and tension, breaking her into tears.
Looking for reality behind the identity,
trying hard but unable to find peace in her vicinity.
Her wings all glitched,
she missed the skies,
baffled and vexed,
she was scared to get ditched.
And when she cudn’t overcome the burdens enveloped in fabricated fears,
making life an unsuccessful vibe,
Positivity begun to drop its side.
However, one day, tables turned around.
She unlocked the cage, flew far beyond.
Away from the hawking faces,
Away from the dooming rat races,
Away from the worries, strangling her from head to toe,
An ineffable peace, she felt the world is not that cruel though.
She kept flying, from morning blues to evening reds
Wings were heavy at the start, eventually landing her to the roses of beds.
She flew 9 to 5 but never lamented like before,
Her hunch came true, scuffle in life was no more sore.
Met new birds, who came breaking their confinements & joined her way,
She understood, she was not alone in the life to pay.
Many tried sending her back and cursed her of leaving the beautiful cage,
Adamant and strong, reluctant to return, she sabotaged each one of them in rage.
Post flying for months, she regained her confidence and positivity,
Into the oblivion, she entered into a new world where she found the eternity.
Elated and excited, she started life afresh, singing and dancing,
She finally found her long, lost home!
♡ Priya Agarwal
Special thanks to prashant for the first paragraph. Thank you for leading me into this ❤