Fly Away!

Jaibala/ October 11, 2016/ Uncategorized/ 34 comments

With dreams damaged, and promises torn,

With a clipped wing, and the locked cage door,

With terror gripping, the very ground,

With a binding fear, all around,

I’ve found my place, to rise and soar,

Learned to fly, on my own.


Roadblocks on the path abound,

Just a lamb on the sacrificial way,

Unsure whether lost or found,

All my labels, thrown away,

Not special, not good, nothing I sound,

But watch as in my sky, I fly away.

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 powerful poem…May all the victims of terror, exploitation and abuse find the freedom. May God lend them wings to fly.
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    1. Amen Upasna. Thanks for reading.

  2. Beautiful lines you have written Jai. Has emotions that a lot of us go through at various points in life.
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    1. Thank You Tina. It all started with a twitter conversation with Ramya.

  3. Profound, elegant, and just…so many feels reading this! Beautiful Jai!
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    1. Thank you Jini <3

  4. Profound, simple and beautiful. Why do I think that it talks about your journey. So proud of everything that you are achieving. Keep flying high, Jai.

    1. It actually does Rachna. Thank You so much for being a part of my circle and standing by me. 🙂

  5. The way you’re ‘flying high’ presently, I’m not surprised that you’re discovering the true power of your wings 🙂
    Sorry.I think I overly complicated that comment! Keep flying high, Jai!
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    1. Flying high 🙂 No you did not complicate that, and thank you so much 🙂

  6. heart touching poem & beautifully describe how to stand strong in the tuff situatons

    1. Thank You so Much

  7. Rising and soaring after being wounded is a sign of a fighter. Fly away one must; seek the dreams nevertheless. Labels won’t matter in the long run! Poignant poem, Jaibala!
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    1. The strength is what makes you fly away ans true labels don’t matter in the long run. Thank You Uma.
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  8. That’s beautiful. Simple and profound. Fly high, always!
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    1. Thank You so much Parul

  9. Labels – that something that haunts us always.
    that something that makes us do things to fit into the aura.
    & that something that keeps us away from us..
    something unlike us ..

    Yes..we have to fly high to our desires and to our dreams..our aspirations 🙂
    Why else would we define it as “our life” ??
    Loved the poem 🙂

    1. True if we don’t fly the way we want, there is nothing ours in this life. Thank You Sam!

  10. God .. I hate labels. They really bind us and pull us down. We so wish to just throw them away and fly away.. even if its for a little while. I can see where this came from Jai and am sure the strength comes from exactly the same place 🙂 keep soaring higher and higher.
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    1. Yes, the labels are very irritating. And yes the strength comes from the exact same place. Thank You Chandni 🙂

  11. Super one . I am not a poem or poetry person at all but for a dumb head like me to understand this denotes the success of the poem
    Anindya Sundar Basu recently posted…Nolen gur ice cream by Mother Dairy and Ice cream storiesMy Profile

    1. Okay I don’t think you are a dumb head at all, even when it comes to poetry. And Yes I am taking that compliment, Thank You so much Anindya 🙂

  12. Fly away, far away from labels, restrictions and any damn thing that puts you down. You are brilliant girl. Just brilliant. Love the emotions the poem is based on 🙂 Much Love and Hugs!

    1. Dvisi, thank you so much. My journey has led me to so many wonderful people like you! I am a bit at loss for words here, So hugs back and so much love to you too.

  13. Fly high, Jai! Fly really high!

    1. Soumya *hugs* and <3

  14. Such a wonderful poem, Jai! The emotions are so beautifully expressed and penned! 🙂
    It’s a fact that in hard times the person who emerges as the winner is the one who strongly believes in himself. And you have portrayed that beautifully. More power to you! 🙂
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    1. So True Saumy. Most of us forget to do that believe in ourselves and be our own inspiration

  15. We need to stand up for ourselves to fly and your poem shows all the emotions aptly..loved the poem Jai..more power to u and your blog ❤

    1. Thank You so much Deepa

  16. A poem which touches your heart is rare.This one did😊.
    We have to learn to fly by themselves
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    1. Thank You so much Amrita. We do have to learn to fly.

  17. Jai, this is a beautiful poem. Displays the emotion tgat we were talking about so well.
    And the metaphor of sacrifical lamb is so true. But, Jai, you know one needs so stop feeling that way. We need draw that fine line between obedience and being submissive. Giving far too much power to others (including loved ones).
    Loved the poem,Jai.
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    1. I agree we should never give anyone that much power over us. Thank You so much Ramya *Hugs Back*

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