Friday, March 24, 2006

Jailed for life


Looking through the barred door
Gazing outside the window
Was allotted just a square eyeful of sky
Painted on the limited canvas
Stray thoughts of freedom
Obviously could not fly in limited sky

Through barred door saw mere formidable
Stone walls, stone men and stoned men
Breaking concurrent circles…
Only in the heart of hearts
Mind too meek to make much out of this
Heart v/s mind match
Was a way of killing time

Inmates too busy being mechanically trained
For routine drill (rhymes with grill)
Timid to the point of …
Accepting tailor-made life
Happy for the small blessings
For living of other’s guidance

Incongruity my sin
Incorrigible to the core
Insolence could not be tolerated
I had to merge with the universal We
Failing which…

Looking through the barred door
I stripped, clothed with uniformity…
Jailed for life.

3 Comments:

Blogger punjabi~car~freak! said...

loved the line square eyeful of sky.. now I know why u r a teacher and we students..

12:06 AM  
Blogger nishwish said...

hi,
glad that u loved it. and teacher-student equation kaha se aaya?
infact i learn million of things from u all...
love,
nisha

8:54 PM  
Blogger Padma said...

jailed for life....gud..i guess now i feel da same...

4:43 PM  

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