Prometheus Unbound



For a long time, my misfit soul,

Couldn’t rock and roll,

As it was chained, fettered, misjudged and misspent,

By those, who relished,

To decree punishments upon souls,

Who, like it, nurtured avant- garde ideas,

And aspired to create luminous halos of their own.


For a long time, my misfit soul,

Couldn’t rock and roll,

As it was banished to the infamous dungeon of loneliness,

And its key was thrown into the boundless sea

There, like a career criminal,

It was punished to wait,

For its own apocalypse,

By dreading a bleak future, by dreading a dark โ€˜unknownโ€™.


But it did the Herculean task of breaking the shackles,

By smashing the rusted, outdated, predictable lock,

Which had, for so long kept it bound.

And it soared high, like Daedalus,

By mending its two broken wings-

As long ago, it had resolved to find the key of freedom,

To become mankind’s first Prometheus Unbound.


1.PROMETHEUS: Prometheus, in Greek religion, one of the Titans, the supreme trickster, and a god of fire. His intellectual side was emphasized by the apparent meaning of his name, Forethinker. In common belief he developed into a master craftsman, and in this connection he was associated with fire and the creation of mortals.

DAEDALUS: Greek Mythology. A craftsman, considered the inventor of carpentry, who is said to have built the labyrinth for Minos, king of Crete. Minos imprisoned him and his son Icarus, but they escaped using wings which Daedalus made and fastened with wax.


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Written by Indrani Chowdhury

Indrani Chowdhury was born and raised in the north-east city of India, at Guwahati in Assam. She did her post graduation in English literature and had worked as a teacher for some years. Her friends describes her as a simple, hard working girl. She is settled at Bangalore after her marriage and is a mother of a one and a half years old.The world of books have always intrigued her and she has a knack for writing. Besides this, she likes travelling, cooking for her family and friends and meeting interesting people.

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