Yesterday while returning back to home I saw a caged sparrow, she was such a pure, innocent creation of Almighty who took away my attention at first sight. The owner of this cage was flaunting her like his property to impress people around his surrounding. My eyes got stuck over on the sparrow. I tried to rotate my eyeballs but I can’t. He was flaunting her but she seems like dead to me. People were praising her beauty, force her to speak but not a single one tried to free her from that cage. In there eyes she was not a life, she was just a piece of entertainment and fun who was alive. Every time when the poor sparrow feels unwanted touch she get more scared, running, shouting nervously in that small cage. People found her helplessness as source of laugh and connecting it with her entertaining activity. But I felt her pain of being caged, unwanted touch, being mocked, helplessness for FREEDOM. I can hear her crying heart, I can sense her dead soul, I see her lacking towards life. It was painful to watch her in this condition. No more faith and hope have left inside that poor creature to breathe in the air of FREEDOM. Her sufferings freshen up my buried wounds. Next day while returning from office to home I was only thinking about the sparrow. I entered in my lane and I was filled with joy and my eyes got wet with the tears of happiness. The cage was empty, sparrow is free now. While flaunting her so called owner forgot to lock the cage. Now she is breathing FREEDOM, she is flying wherever she want. There is no one to stop her. Situation and her sufferings of being caged made her strong, fearless, daring. She is on new stage now.
Here I want to convey two important message through this short story. The first one is never cage any animal. Let them live free too. We keep pets, we provide love and care to them, that is why they care for us too, they find it comfortable, they trust us. They want to live with us willingly because we provide them FREEDOM as well. But never cage them. We all have equal rights to live and breathe in FREEDOM. They are not just animal, they are also full of life. Always treat them the way we treat our family members because when they trust over on us, “We Humans” they accept us as there family and will always be loyal until there last breath. COVID-19 is a kind of human cage. We all unwilling caged our self because of pandemic situation. Now we all are praying to breathe once again in the air of FREEDOM. This situation made our condition similar to that caged sparrow. We want to go out, we are fighting for it but we are helpless like poor sparrow. So when we can’t breathe in caged situation just for few months then why to caged poor birds, animals unwilling for lifetime. It’s against the law of nature. The more we will play with nature, the more we all have to pay. Every beautiful thing comes with a hefty price.
Second one is caging someone unwilling in a toxic relation. Toxic relation hurts the most. If things don’t work out just let other one free. Don’t cage them, torture them, flaunt them, force them to stay. Because the person who is suffering for FREEDOM, who is facing every torture, unwilling touch for FREEDOM, when they get a chance to be free, they become fearless, strong, daring, nothing hurts them anymore and they can do anything for FREEDOM like sparrow. Be true to yourself, what we are doing God is always watching. We can fool everyone but not Almighty and when he will make us to pay the price, it will be very hefty. Respect everyone, and always keep your trust over on God because one day he will definitely serve the justice.