– By Divya Jain
Amidst the confines of those walls
Biding time second by second
The little child waits eagerly
To break free
To feel the warm sun
To breathe in free air
To inhale the scents around
To catch a glimpse of nature’s bounty
And mostly to fly; fly high in the open sky
But oh this wait! This excruciating wait!
Every minute a test of his will
Each moment an ordeal
Even the slightest movement brought so much pain
Well, they always did say
Change never came easy
And all good things take time
So he bore it all with forbearance
Employing all he had- strength, determination and hope
Finally, came the dawn he so anxiously awaited
All inhibitions did finally come loose
And lo behold! The tiny being did transform!
Look at its wings, those beautiful wings
Oh how lovely they look!
Which was once a drab cocoon, carries now a million hues
Seeing the world in a much different light
His new self is now ready to take flight
Which once seemed like his funeral pyre
Was instead the stairway to his innermost desire
His life took a complete roundabout
And he found amongst those torturous thorns,
The divine rose welcoming him with open arms!