Can I be you? She asked the painting hanging on the wall
No, the painting politely replied
For I am lifeless and you full of life.
She then saw a bride all dressed in red bright
She posed the question again, to which the reply came
I am entering into an alliance for a lifetime
You are free, why would you want to be in a position like me?
She then went to the beautiful nightingale,
Who sang her song of love and rain
She asked if she could be her, to which she replied
She was just a bird in a cage,
Who sang for her master and that was her fate
Disappointed she went near the lake and sobbed holding her distorted face
There came a passerby who gently tapped her and asked her why?
She raised her head to show him her face,
He did not flee and nor seemed afraid
He lifted his robe to show her his legs
War had taken away the bones and skin
A pair of iron cast stood there instead
He asked her plainly – can I be you?
She quivered a moment….. Guess she now understood.
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