Poetry

Beauty and Rebel

I’m told, you are beautiful,

I’m told, you are precious,

I’m told, you are my heart,

Dear moon, by sun,

Let’s get married.

 

As we married,

Sooner I came to realize,

His heart resembles

“Plato’s cave”[1],

Walled from everywhere,

Denied me to see the open sky,

Renounced my liberty.

 

But I reminded him the fact that

In the Garden of Eden

I too had eaten

The Forbidden Fruits,

I too was blessed

With the legacy to defy.

 

                                                                    ~ Sushant Kumar B.K

                                                                     Nepal

Note: Plato’s cave, a famous fable in one of Plato’s dialogues (The Republic). People in this fable have been chained all their lives in a cave. They can’t see the world as it is, but only its shadows.

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