You are a caged bird. A cage where you can merely get a glimpse of a hand serving food and water except freedom, which is what you need the most. There are days when you think whether you even know how to flap your wings to feel the air with no restraints and defy gravity.

Freedom is an expression but when I see a common man walking around, he never expresses it. (Expression) is a big word rather he barely hints it. He is submerged in a place where his skeptical thoughts dawns on him and he sees an imaginary picture of it to caress with.

A freedom which violates the norm of nature to feed its gluttonous self is a freedom unaccepted and altogether condemned.

When you start realizing how free the world is and how it breeds its esteem, there is a sense of vanity which rushes through your blood, making you feel that you exist. I, on the other hand, find this freedom as a downer sometimes when I look at what’s been done to nature and how it’s treated for one’s insensate intentions.

-I don’t give a single dime fuck about if there is any God or not, but I believe in the existence of nature and as a matter of fact we can’t have any argument on the intrinsic truth, right?

The black rhino of the Western Africa is now presumed to be extinct. In the past decade, many other animals too have been wiped from existence. A figure some humans will be boosting about while gulping beers. There is no point blaming them for this cruel act of insanity, but damn the freedom given to them which lets them do such horrific acts. I wonder if God is not nurturing this so called place Earth, it leaves it to the species called humans (us) to be the nurturers and this is what we give back to nature’s habitat.

The hindrance to this freedom is the common man himself who merely is seeing his hands do the ordinary.

Humans have the right to be free and can do what they want to is what we have been taught. I question, does this even involve the freedom to massacre the wildlife? Shouldn’t there be a restriction to this way of freedom? The laws being put out there don’t seem to be working I reckon or should we start blaming the capitalists? Malcolm X wouldn’t disagree with me on this one. You show me a capitalist, and I’ll show you a bloodsucker.” Believe it or not but nature has a very nasty way of biting you back if this disturbance of the ecosystem doesn’t stop. A freedom which violates the norm of nature to feed its gluttonous self is a freedom unaccepted and altogether condemned.

We always find the easy way by blaming a few others and becoming busy in the routine. What we don’t realize is that if we continue doing so, the routine would extinct one day as there won’t be anyone left to blame but mere oneself. Shannon L. Alder wasn’t wrong when she said, Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in.” Sadly, you are too busy focusing on the hand only. Now is the time to express freedom and nip it in the bud.

The hindrance to this freedom is the common man himself who merely is seeing his hands do the ordinary. The cage you were held in had already taught you how to put life into perspective and break the shackles to fight for nature or else as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”

Photo Credit: Petras Gagilas (Flickr Creative Commons)



Published by Tariq Khan

I leave a part of me in every story I tell. To do any job, you must have an ego and with every story I pen down, it gives an innate calmness to my ego, telling it to be modest. The marriage of my ego and modesty has taught me how to have a voice of reason and I am here to share it with the magnificent bastards you are.

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  1. There is a relationship between human and nature and I may not sound an idealist to state that;
    Nothing is more destructive of warm relations than the person who endlessly “doesn’t mind.” They do not seem to be a full individual if they have nothing of their own to “bring to the table,” so to speak. This suggests that even those who know that they are best and most fully themselves in relationships (of whatever kind) need a capacity to be assertive and probably at least some occasions to use that ability. If you know who you are and know that you are relating to others because you want to, rather than because you are trapped (unfree), in desperate need and greed, because you fear you will not exist without someone or something to affirm that fact, then you are free.

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