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Oh great warriors
Of yore
Sages of folk lore,
Could you tell me
Why do I feel vanquished
In the face of victory?

Had no aspiration to build
Great empires,
Or enlighten
The ignorant.

Just a small aspiration
To be free
And protest against
Pressure of
Conformity…

On being released,
from captivity,
Stood dazed in front of
Open cage,
Like a bird
Who has forgotten the
Instinct to fly

Looked skyward:
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Soaring high…


Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach is a fable in novella form
about a seagull learning about life and flight.

by Mamta Agarwal

Comments (5)

Madam, With short sentences, a good poem created. Kudos.
The Best thing in life to happen is To feel, your life is your own No excuse, no limits Since that day, life really begins... Being Free - will not fall from heaven It should be won - within Sure then, one will feel vanquished. Nothing but the courage can lead us there. I am deligheted with you I feel with you when you being overwhelmed. You are truely gifted with feelings and writings.
Jonathan S. novel was such a great inspirational story published long ago and still moves people's lives 'till to date. Your poem was also amazing! 10+++
mamta very nice...rings true in a larger canvas great reminder very well written...tender and burdens you with guilt of inaction cheers an ten
mamtaji, my little sister, who is no more now, wrote in her diary: EVERY VICTORY IS MOMENTARY!