Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The Two Bears


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Two Bears
By Hafiz

Once
After a hard day's forage
Two bears sat together in silence
On a beautiful vista
Watching the sun go down
And feeling deeply grateful
For life.

Though, after a while
A thought-provoking conversation began
Which turned to the topic of
Fame.

The one bear said,
"Did you hear about Rustam?
He has become famous
And travels from city to city
In a golden cage;

He performs to hundreds of people
Who laugh and applaud
His carnival
Stunts."

The other bear thought for
A few seconds
Then started
Weeping.

Hafiz

5 comments:

  1. For me it was a great poem about the loss of freedom.

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  2. Freedom is more valuable than fame.

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  3. I will keep trying to post a comment so maybe this will work. I love your site and feel I learn something everytime I come and you are a very gifted writer.

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