Forbidden Wings

An incessantly long struggle for survival
Yields her the wings —
The wings to fly,
To explore other realms,
As the cherished quest
For a higher life.

And in her cherishing
She defies
The bounds of earthy existence.

This act of insolence
Of a deceptive nullity
Falling weighty on the mighty
Shoulders of the Nature —
That of Almighty,
Prevailing over
The life and death of a mortal,
Is shaken by the audacity of a little ant
To fly with her wings.

In her resolve
To break away from the rules
Of the supremacy,
In order to experience
An innovative elemental life
In the vast expanse of ether,
She meets
The proverbial end of her
Expedition for a higher life
To uphold the status quo.

G. Javaid Rasool lives in a small town near Lucknow. Most part of his life has been wasted doing almost nothing, except earning a livelihood from documentation and writing works with organisations like UNICEF, Care India, DFID, Aga Khan Foundation etc. His writings have been published in Social Scientist, LinkTimes of India, Jansatta and Indian Express, besides, the websites of the ’Varsity of Columbia and WCAR (World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia; Related Intolerance).

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