Being Free

Jaibala/ May 25, 2015/ Poetry/ 26 comments

When I saw birds that came this way,
To be like them I yearned,
Knowing they would only stay
Until the season turned,

The only wish I ever had,
Was to spread my wings and fly,
Not wanting to look back,
As I learned to touch the sky,

And when I returned,
Weary and tired as could be,
Thinking I would have earned,
My right to be Me,

Not knowing how or why or,
When things changed or did I,
I did not care to walk back through that door,
I liked my flight and being free.


About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at


  1. A feeling most don’t know what its like
    A feeling that’s liberating
    A feeling some take for granted
    A feeling that should be felt by all!

    Loved it Jai 🙂

    1. Wow and every word so true <3

  2. Beautifully worded! This is all we want,to be free.. Living on our own terms!

    1. True Aditi. It is what each of us years for …though how we go about achieving our freedom is different.

  3. Beautiful! It’s a great feeling to be free: in mind, body and spirit.

    1. Uma yes it is a wonderful feeling. Thank you 🙂

  4. More power to you. May you always have a pair of wings to take you to higher skies! Loved this post which smells of liberation! Kudos.

    1. Thank You Akansha. I say more power to all of us, who strive everyday to liberate minds, hearts and souls. Great to see you here 🙂

  5. Freedom is liberating and so addictive. May all of humanity have the freedom to really live the way they want and be happy. Lovely, inspiring words, Jaibala.

    1. It is more addictive than anything, that is a brilliant way of putting it. Thanks Rachna 🙂 <3

  6. And so do I, JB! Although I never could have put it across so precisely and so beautifully as you did!
    It’s amazing isn’t it! Once you’ve tasted freedom, once you have experienced a new dimension of yourself, you still want to be “ME”, but that “ME” is no longer what it used to be earlier! The interpretation of that word totally changes for you somehow.

    1. True Chicky, change, confidence, satisfaction and hope all come from freedom. And all these things change you permanently. The way you see yourself can never be the same, ever again.

  7. Intense, beautiful and liberating. Stay free, always!

    1. Thanks Shailaja. <3 I don't know any other way now.

  8. Wow.. this is actually really beautiful and deep.

    1. Thanks Roshan. It really means so much 🙂

  9. Lovely! May everyone is free to be… just be!

    1. Yes let us all just be free, and whatever we want to be. 🙂

  10. Awww!! And I love my flights and freedom! Hope you feel this way always my dear 🙂 Cheers to our flights! 🙂

    1. Cheers to our flights! Thanks Archana. Thank you so much 🙂

  11. Beautiful! Being free is a great feeling..

    1. It is, isn’t it Parul? It is also in your mind, the freedom , just like happiness. 🙂

  12. Oh yes. The first is the yearning for freedom, and once you get it, returning to where you were when you yearned for it doesn’t seem worth it at all 🙂 Beautiful poem.

    1. True That Vins, the journey changes you and being stuck in the old spot will just suffocate you more. Glad You liked the poem 🙂

  13. And may you continue to remain free always.

    1. Thank You Sid <3

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