I'm very safe though
in this sparkling crystal bowl
filled with temperature controlled
and being fed on
couples of granules.
My admirers come
or Victoria's Secrets(beneath),
wearing Chanel No5
or Pour Homme.
But I'm tired of
this 20"x20" jar,
and its safe confinement.
I want to live..
Live life dangerously
in a river, lake or ocean.
Swim miles swiftly
in sweet or saline waters smartly,
and satiated at others.
Or being destroyed even
when I'm sluggish,
Human beings are very selfish.
Thank you Ranjana:)Delete
...yes we are!
nothing is sweeter than freedom.......ReplyDelete
beautiful and expressive poem amit jee.
Thank you Anu:)
Very Well PennedReplyDelete
Thank you Ruchita:)Delete
Thank you Ranita:)Delete
Golden cage syndrome ~ReplyDelete
Yes..the golden cage..Delete
Thank you Ghazala:)
Nice,does it also refer to those leading indolent luxurious lives;if at all they wake up?ReplyDelete
Yes, it does..if at all they do..Delete
Thank you Indu:)
predicaments of goldfish largely because we human are selfish
So we are..:)Delete
Thank you Saikat:)
Beautiful Amitji....Dangerous freedom is better than a safe boredom! Lovely!ReplyDelete
Thank you Jaish, for liking and agreeing:)Delete
you are right Amit once you've tasted freedom noting excites you more. Rather than living a safe and comfortable life give me freedom and all the hardship that comes with it . Loved your thoughts .ReplyDelete
Thank you Tangy:) glad you liked:)Delete
don't we all live the life of a goldfish?ReplyDelete
exceptional writing again and i guess i need to find some other adjective to define your work. getting addicted to your posts.
yes, we are goldfish!Delete
Thank you Deb for your kind words:) ..and you don't have to look for new adjectives at all, I'll be happy even if your comment is a brief "liked"..you've already applauded so generously always..:)
Living dangerously is sure addictive!ReplyDelete
Yes, it is!Delete
Thank you Meoww:)
Amit in his finer spirits, for sure. I loved it.ReplyDelete
Thank you Uma:) I'm delighted:)Delete
wow...such thoughtful poem!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Sushmita for your appreciation:)Delete
exactly ,thats the only reason i dont keep fish at home ,otherwise i would love to have an aquarium ,well said :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Alka, glad you liked:)Delete
Like a life not examined, a life lived within the confines of safety and certainty is a life wasted. Love the thought behind these lines. Thanks for making me think, Amit.ReplyDelete
Thank you Subho for the deep insight, and liking it:)Delete
Amit.. we are all living a life like this Goldfish! But, I have a couple of them in a huge tank.Bowls make them claustrophobic. They've been with me for over seven years now! And...they respond and play with everyone at home! To me, they look pretty happy :DReplyDelete
No, I should not feel bad...or guilty, they're my babies..:)))
Loved this poem, Amit.
Thank you Panchali, for liking the poem:)Delete
WEll I am sure everyone has said it .. HUMAN nature that is nowadaysReplyDelete
So true, Thank you Bikram:)Delete
Thank you Dee:)Delete
The one who has lost freedom will know its real worth.. Lovely expression.ReplyDelete
Thank you Farila:) glad you liked it:)Delete
Perennial longing for freedom!ReplyDelete
Thank you Deepak for appreciating:)Delete
many of us are like a gold fish in purified water, live and die in comfort, though for which we are made for not, knowing the limits not.ReplyDelete
thought provoking lines sir.
Thank you Sathish:) glad you liked:)Delete
" without regretsReplyDelete
whatsoever!" Waah Waah :)
..shukriya Saad Sahab!:)Delete
That's a thought well expressed. Freedom means so much!ReplyDelete
Thank you Shail for liking it:)Delete
Very well expressed Amit sir.ReplyDelete
Thank you very many, Maksood sir:)ReplyDelete
Safe, but sad.ReplyDelete
Thought provoking lines.
Nicely written, Amit.
Thank you Divya:) glad you liked:)Delete
there is no difference between fish in a bowl and human who may be living a well off life making huge chunk of money as profits from business or drawing salaries..but may not be living life as freely probably a nomad is living ! nice post Amit !ReplyDelete
Thank you Mysay for appreciating:)Delete