Flappy bird


I am a caged bird. The door is always open, I don’t long for freedom and my wings are burdened by weights of broken dreams. I look at the skies and sing, I walk on the ground in the evenings. It’s the nights that trouble me; the question isn’t if I can fly, it’s where to.

It’s not that i don’t see a destination nor am I afraid of the path. I have flown into hundreds of horizons and the scars run deep. Broken dreams stitch themselves into nightmares. I may be a coward but not by choice; Like the everyday sun, I have risen and sunk; I am tired, tired of the monotony and false hopes. I wish I was young enough to belong to someone yet old enough to own myself. If only I could change the direction of wind by waving my hands, wherever I walked to would be destiny.


In collaboration with Nawazish

22 Comments Add yours

  1. The world is caged with the door open. Very wise words you have written.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Enjoyed reading this, Nawazish and Bharath! I am amazed that with all the bickering, you two were able to produce such beautiful work! ❤ ❤ ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ngozi Awa says:

    When the caged, and now freed bird refuses to fly. The use of imagery in this piece is powerful. Some many themes came to mind as I journeyed through the words. Keep being amazing! Good work.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. akshita1776 says:

    “the question isn’t if I can fly, it’s where to.”

    What do I say? What am I supposed to say? This is just mind blowing. Wonderful collab both of you!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Be here, say whatever. That’s more than enough. Thanks Akshita. 🙂

      Like

      1. akshita1776 says:

        I’ll always be. And my pleasure 💐💐

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Nawazish says:

    “I wish I was young enough to belong to someone yet old enough to own myself.”❤❤

    Thank you for considering me for a collab babua!🥺🥺

    It talks about chidya in general but no kawwa. I miss kawwa🥺🥺

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I should thank you. You’re a star here and collaborating with you isn’t that easy.
      Kawwa is yours!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Nawazish says:

        Look who is saying. Someone who is known as Prince, though Prince of darkness thats different thing! You are difficult to collab with. You are sooooo busy and you considered me in your busy schedule. Means a lot to me🥺🥺🥺

        Kawwa was and will be yours forever 😂😂

        Liked by 1 person

        1. I’m difficult to collab with?? Who said that? I’m the most approachable guy here on WordPress.

          Liked by 1 person

            1. Nawazish says:

              Just like that

              Liked by 1 person

  6. Lia says:

    This is absolutely lovely… truly. Great collab 🙌
    “I wish I was young enough to belong to someone yet old enough to own myself.” I think I had that at age 15… 😂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. You were old at 15? Interesting. 😋

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Lia says:

        I just meant that I felt confident at that age. :))

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Anushk@ says:

    Wonderful collab you both 😍
    First paragraph is just too good.
    ‘It’s the nights that trouble me; the question isn’t if I can fly, it’s where to.’🥺 my favorite.
    And this,’wish I was young enough to belong to someone yet old enough to own myself.’ It speaks volume.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much Anushka! You know me. 😀

      Like

  8. Great Collab you guys!! ❤️❤️❤️🤗

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s