Twilight hours, the people return
Come to your enclosure, my carer calls
Today rushed away quick, tourists plenty
Human beings and their noises!
Enters dewy sunshine, turning warm
My feathers white and red.
Every morning ,weeds I eat,
When pool set, I wade merrily.
Rowing in the pool , trying to chase me
They have fun, throw cookies at me.
Time hurries ,I reject worries
But when night falls, memories begin to shine.
We were together and happy and free
Flying over snow,pine trees and huge mountains
We left our trails on the plains and fields
Over the green trees on to the sea shore .
Rusting right amidst the waves stood
Housed light alone ,to frighten the dark sea.
We found a home there , made it heaven
I sat on the eggs while he went for prey.
When I found human visitors in our house
I felt our dream vanishing before it forms
Devastated nest, broken shells , send thoughts
Painful , to my new abode in the water park.
Reversing thoughts can be done ,but deeds ; not!
Why my tears to make you enjoy a date on water?
A family I had , my land distant ,abundant freedom
Every dream does turn into vapour as life boils.
image courtesy Dr.T.V.Anilkumar, Thiruvananthapuram