Caged Bird

Caged bird brags proudly:
Sleeping place, I don’t need to worry.
Food includes pork and beef,
Each day eat and sleep.

Field bird gets offended,
Chitchats in her ear:
You’re losing your freedom,
Bragging without shame,

Tall peaks I enjoy,
Wide fields I play in.
Fly high in the sky,
Without a feather getting trapped.

Caged bird listened and thought,
New, but reasonable.
Since then no more pride,
Living in the cage, strained.

Translated from Tran Gia Thoai’s “Chim Long”