No Borders for Them (Poem)

Updated on June 23, 2018
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Chitrangada likes to express her creative mind by writing fiction and poetry.They reflect her mood and are inspired by the beauty of Nature.

The Sky, the Clouds, the Wind are not bound by borders.
The Sky, the Clouds, the Wind are not bound by borders. | Source
No borders for birds
No borders for birds | Source

No Borders for Them (Poem)

Looking up at the vast blue sky,
A strange thought occurred to me,
I saw the birds flapping their wings,
With pride, grace and style,
How I wish to fly like them,
Without caring about the borders.

I can feel the cool breeze,
Caressing my face and skin,
And spreading the fragrance,
Of the flowers, they just blew past,
As if whispering something to me,
Or teasing me, at my helplessness.

And those majestic, flowing rivers,
No border can prevent them,
From flowing through their stream,
Touching and embracing the soil,
Without caring about the borders.

The birds, the wind, the rivers,
Seem to be asking me,
Can you fly, blow and flow like us,
With a sigh, I admit, I can’t,
A thought occurs to me,
Who made Borders, and why,
Not the ‘Creator’, for sure!


Chitrangada Sharan

Rivers flow without caring about the borders
Rivers flow without caring about the borders | Source
Birds can fly anywhere, without worrying about borders
Birds can fly anywhere, without worrying about borders | Source

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        5 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Namaste Audrey!

        Thanks for appreciating and sharing your thoughts regarding the theme of the poem!

        Yes, the World would be such a lovely place, if there were no borders, if we lived and loved like these beautiful creatures.

        I am glad you liked the poem. Thank you so much! Happy weekend to you.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        5 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        We should all live as freely as the birds and rivers so beautifully expressed in your poetry. My heart aches for these dear children and the inhumane treatment placed upon them. Thank you for your lovely poetry.

        Namaste

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        7 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank You Devika, for stopping by. Glad you liked the theme of the poem.

        Have an enjoyable weekend.

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        Devika Primić 

        7 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        It is amazing! So many thoughts and why the borders created by us?

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        7 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank You MsDora, for reading and commenting!

        Glad you liked the theme and the poem!

        A good day to you! Thanks.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        7 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thanks for coming back Manatita. I am glad you are in a cheerful mood. Loved your wonderful comments.

        With folded hands, I thank you for mentioning the names of some of our great Rishis and Yogis. Their valuable teachings have been and always remain the guiding force in our journey of life. Yes, I am fortunate to be born here.

        Thanks and have a blessed day!

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Chitrangada, I follow your reflection and the conclusion to which you came. Beautiful poem. Deep meaning.

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        manatita44 

        7 weeks ago from london

        You are from Delhi, Didiji?

        You inherited the land of some of the greatest Rishis and Yogis that walked the Earth! Bhagaban Sri RamaKrishna, Sri Aurobindo, Vivekananda, Sri Rama and Sri Krishna ... Sri Ramana Marharshi ...you can't fly?

        The song-bird of your soul is always flying. Interestingly, while we keep our sweet outer memories and envision newer ones - like you say - in dreams, this inner eagle of ours is flying and keeping memories also.

        Anyway, I'm in a playful mood. Hope that it is not at your expense. Let's just say that I cherish you and at the same time a wee-bit serious, in a light way.

        Once again, your poetry and this particular piece is very meaningful. Hari Om!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        7 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you FlourishAnyway, for your appreciation of the poem!

        Glad you liked the theme. Have a good day!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        7 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Peg, for reading and appreciating the poem!

        Truly appreciated. Good day to you!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 weeks ago from USA

        This was so eloquent and timely. Beautiful writing here.

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        Peg Cole 

        7 weeks ago from Dallas, Texas

        Your creative verse is beautiful in its examples of the freedom of the birds and the rivers.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        7 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Dana Tate, for your kind visit and comments!

        Glad you liked the poem and it’s theme. A great day to you!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        7 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank You Manatita, for appreciating the theme of the poem! It means a lot coming from you.

        Regarding my flying—Yes, in thoughts, I do fly, and I find myself at such remote places, where I can never reach otherwise (smile). Blame it to my imaginations!

        Thank you once again and a good day to you!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        7 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Linda, for your positive feedback!

        Yes, such thoughts keep coming to my mind. World Peace is important for everyone, everywhere. And this cannot happen, if people are suspicious and fearful of each other, which unfortunately can be seen all around.

        Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Have a good day!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        7 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Peggy Woods, for your appreciation of the theme of the poem!

        Yes, it looks quite relevant in today’s scenario. We keep reading in the newspapers about these unfortunate developments, not only in your country but at other places in the World as well.

        Appreciate your kind comments! Thank You!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        7 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Venkatachari Ji, for reading and your insightful comments!

        I agree, it is the lust, fear, jealousy and all those negative thoughts of human beings, which has caused so much destruction and lack of peaceful coexistence in the World. Not only that, God didn’t create religions—One of the major cause of human differences.

        Thank You once again for appreciating the poem!

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        Dana Tate 

        7 weeks ago from LOS ANGELES

        Beautiful. I love to look at the birds in the sky they seem so free and like you said with no borders.

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        manatita44 

        7 weeks ago from london

        What a beautifully exquisite poem! I like poetry that are clever or wise and say a lot in a few words. So touching! So inspirational!

        You can fly, though. Perhaps, like me, you just don't know how as yet. You will, my Dear. One day for sure!

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        Linda Crampton 

        7 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

        This is a lovely and thought-provoking poem, Chitrangada. It's very appropriate given the current state of the world. The freedom of nature is appealing.

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        Peggy Woods 

        7 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

        Beautiful poem with great meaning behind it. Those of us living in the United States are in the midst of a political crisis right now with the inhumane treatment of children being separated from their parents all in the name of border security. Oh to be free as a bird!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        7 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Sean, for appreciating the poem and it’s theme!

        Yes, you got it right. Like many others, I would love to live in a free World, with no restrictions, universal brotherhood, love and Peace for all.

        Thanks for reading and commenting! Truly appreciated.

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        Venkatachari M 

        7 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

        Very beautifully crafted poem. Your thoughts flowed out very majestically through these lines.

        It's true that God would never have thought of creating borders. It is we human beings, being selfish, jealous, and afraid of one another, that made all these partitions and borders.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        7 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank You billybuc, for reading and commenting!

        Yes, we keep reading about it in the newspapers.

        Thanks and happy Sunday!

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        7 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

        An excellent allegory of the Soul! That is what I felt reading this beautiful poem! My dear Sister, I think that this is your free Spirit among those lines! Thank you for sharing it!

        Om Shanti!

        Sean

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        Bill Holland 

        7 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

        A timely poem, considering the current state of affairs in the United States....loved this look at borders.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        8 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank You John Ray Cuevas, for your kind visit and comments!

        Yes, there are limitations and a lot of planning to be done, if we have to visit some other country.

        Thank You!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        8 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you John Hansen, for appreciating the theme of the poem!

        Your feedback means a lot to me.

        Whenever we travel to a foreign country, there is so much to manage, Passport, Visa, local currency etc. And all through our stay, we have to be careful about our travel and other documents, so that we don’t loose them. Just this thought and watching the birds in the sky made me write this poem.

        Appreciate you for your positive comments!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        8 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank You Ericdierker, for appreciating the poem!

        Good day to you!

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        John Ray 

        8 weeks ago from Philippines

        Nice poem. It made me think about the borders and limitations we have in life.

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        John Hansen 

        8 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

        That is a very poignant question Chitrangada. Who thought up the concept of borders. It makes me feel very restricted now. Oh, to be like birds, the wind and rivers. Love the concept of this wonderful poem.

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        Eric Dierker 

        8 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        Beautiful.

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