Nothing can be more suffocating
Than a narrow world where
Our hands are tied
Our lips are sealed
And our cores are caged,
Forced to be something else.
Alas! How well we could fly to fortune!
If only we had a world where we’re free
To be ourselves, without having to fear or flee..
A world where we can voice our choice
And all listens to own conscience
A world where we can sensibly argue
Without resentment, like it’s our due
It would be a bliss to live cordially
With respect and acceptance, in a territory
That is built on harmony in diversity.
If such a world were to exist in reality,
That would mean freedom, joy and prosperity.
Such a world sounds Utopian, of course
But not impossible to construct, in due course
If each of us choose to break the egoistic chain
That binds us to eternal struggle and pain.
In response to daily prompt : Territory
The featured image is from public domain :
I thought this image was perfect because we all are tigers deep within – powerful, majestic and strong. The cage can be either our own ego, or someone else’s ego. When we are bound by our ego, we restrict our own growth. And when we live in a world defined by egoists who hush our voices and tame us, we become powerless and weak. We all are tigers who have immense potential to grow, but only if we all decide to live and grow together. If we choose otherwise, some of us will become ferocious tigers that roam freely, while the rest of us will live like sheep.