BN Poetry Award: The Concept of Freedom by Samuel Oluwatobi Olatunji (Nigeria)

This poem is shortlisted for the BN Poetry Award.

I know of a caged songbird
whose singing has solidified into shrieking

She keeps flapping her weary wings in a fruitless attempt to forge forces

into a farfetched freedom

But her breakthrough comes in form
of bruises breaking through her bones

Listen, friend freedom is an abstraction that outwits

pure physical manifestation

Life is a stage in the shape of a cage and we are struggling succumbers

to the tune of immortal pipers

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