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Take me away but I promise to sing a Song

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Take me away but I promise to sing a Song

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[ This Poem is dedicated to Freedom of Expression  
and Tibetan Dharma Guru Shri Dalai Lama to support
his struggle for the cause of Freedom of Expression ]


Take me away but I promise to sing a Song


Take me away from such a place, 
Where feelings and emotions, 
cannot be freely expressed. 

Where new thoughts and ideas are crushed,
By the rod of power and corrupts.

Where mind do not get the opportunity to reveal,
its vast sea of beauty and varying colors.

Where love never flies freely in the sky,
while touching the unexplored lofty heights, and
wings of Poetry are nipped in the buds, 
before they bloom and spread their smiles.

Where wind do not flow,
while touching the flowers and buds,
Where the butterflies do not have the freedom,
to show their varying moods and colors.

Where faiths have lost their grandeurs and glow, and
shrines are converted into suffocating barracks.
 
Where love has lost its magic of moving a heart, 
to sing a song and dance on the call of its soul,
Where a vast sea of humans live,
without the freedom of expression.

Take me away from such a land and place,
Where people live in chains under iron curtains.

I promise I will come back to this land one day,
when the breeze will flow freely touching every heart,

When its people will have the freedom to fly on their wings,
I promise I will come back,  to such a place one day,

When animals too would move without fear in their hearts, and
birds would be free to fly anywhere in the sky.

When the morning dew would greet the new rising Sun,
By glittering without fear, its silver and golden beams,
When flowers and buds would freely spread, 
their alluring wings and fragrance in the air.

When the human mind would be free to explore and express, 
its ideas and colors on the canvas of paper.

I promise I will come to such a land one day,  
to Sing the song of joy and mirth.

Ravindra
Kanpur India 27th Aug. 2011

 

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  1. Date: 4/8/2013 9:55:00 PM
    Excellent, Ravindra, I am hopeful one day that the people you refer to gain enough self-esteem and trust for all people.

  1. Date: 7/20/2012 6:49:00 AM
    wow very beautiful poem.congratulations!

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 5:45:00 PM
    I so admire the Dhali Lama I hope to see him in Oct. He will be near me then. Congrad's on your fine verse doing so well, Light & Love

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 7/19/2012 12:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie for your kind words on my poem on Dalai Lama. It's great that you would be meeting him in coming Oct. Like you I too have very high regards for him and thanks for your good wishes for my Poem. Love and est wishes always...kavindra
  1. Date: 7/18/2012 10:39:00 AM
    Thanks Carol for your always kind and encouraging words and for your good wishes. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 7:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through round one of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Ravindra. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/13/2012 9:35:00 PM
    You pour such longing and emotion into your verse Ravi, it is beautifully done with a message that tugs at the heart. Hope this is not your experience in life.

  1. Date: 9/6/2011 11:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Ravindra. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 11:34:00 AM
    CONGRATS RAVINDRA ON YOUR FEATURED POEM THIS WEEK ON PS.. LOVELY PIECE TO SHARE WITH US ALL MY FRIEND... THANKXX FOR MANY COMPLIMENTS ON MY POETRY..WE ARE STILL ON VACATION..HOME THIS WEDNESDAY..OH SO MUCH TO DO..MOVING TO NEW HOME ..APPRECIATE LUV..

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 9/5/2011 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much my friend for your good wishes. Congrats to you too on this news that you are moving to your new Home. My good wishes for your New Sweet Home and very happy life full of Love Music and Poetry. Love and best wishes…Ravindra
  1. Date: 9/3/2011 1:14:00 PM
    Ravindra-your poetry is not being nipped in the bud here. Your bold bright butterfly colors of freedom are felt, seen, heard all across the globe. Do not let your heart be heavy. Cheering for you and for your heart's desire. You can yell at the top of your lungs with your poetic pen. We can hear u! Hugs! Gwendolen

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 9/3/2011 11:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my friend Rix for your lofty and precious words on my Poem on Freedom. Your valuable comments have definitely given me a new strength. I am grateful for yours and other such comments in praise of Freedom, which always remains the most valuable gem for lovers of freedom. Love and best wishes...Ravindra
  1. Date: 8/30/2011 8:44:00 PM
    Smile, *^_^* “Love The Soulfelt Words Amid This Wonderful Verse In Its Perhaps Metaphores & Possible Symblances Whether Direct or Not My Dear Precious & Priceless, Blessed & Beautiful Friend! *^_^* We Do Seem to Live Within An Us & Them Often World Wherein Oppression, Repression & Unjust Dictorials Rule Yet, Tis A Soon to Be Fading Not So Bright Moment Amid Time &, I Have Always Loved The Indian Culture for Many Different Reasons *^_^* And Thank You My Dear Ravinda, for The Warm Kind Visit *^_^* Keep Singing Loud & With Love!” === My Love Unto You & Yours, Always & Forever, Jasper * Ps. Smile, I Shall Fave This Jewel Brushed In Splendour of Heart & Picturesque In Image ~

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 8/31/2011 3:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks my friend for your very kind and beautifully worded gems. Ravindra
  1. Date: 8/30/2011 4:15:00 PM
    oh my stars, ravindra... i am lost for words... this moving piece stirs my soul no end with such words of longing and phrases aching with such beauty... i hail this!!... let freedom be! :) huggs, nette

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 8/31/2011 3:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks nette for these lofty words shining like a Poem. I find it difficult to reply using such gems. Ravindra
  1. Date: 8/29/2011 3:58:00 PM
    Dear Ravindra, many of us take these freedoms for granted and it's hard to imagine living without them. Your words flow so beautifully, eloquently and this is such a fine tribute. God bless you. Keep that pen flowing, dear, as I love reading your words. Love, Carolyn

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 8/31/2011 3:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks my friend Carolyn for all your wonderful and valuable appreciations of this Poem. Ravindra
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 11:11:00 PM
    Beautifully expressed thoughts, RAvindra. How goes this new law I heard was passed? do you think it will effect much change? Good for you to be speaking out for freedom. LUv, Andrea

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 8/29/2011 12:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I believe that words do create their effects. Laws can be changed ( although you have not made which law you are mentioning) governments and systems get changed before the will and words of people. Love and best wishes..Ravindra
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 12:42:00 AM
    A true expression you have here Ravindra, a very amusing wait one will hold for you. a very alluring poem,,, thank you for sharing with us this night,..poet d...

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 8/31/2011 3:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks PD for your wonderful comments. Ravindra
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 12:39:00 AM
    I hope you enjoy this freedom soon. Lee

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 8/28/2011 10:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Lee The freedom of expression already exists in my country India. I have dedicated this Poem to Tibetan Dharma Guru Dalai Lama. Sorry that this dedication was inserted a little late and was not there when you read it first time at the time I placed the Poem on PS. With best wishes...Ravindra
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 12:31:00 AM
    This Poem is dedicated to Freedom of Expression. Love and best wishes