Bird in hand

They say a bird in hand is worth two in the bush. So, should I cage myself with you? There’s too much risk in it.

On the other hand, if I let you free, is it not risky too?

Am I going to take a chance?

I do not want attitudes to chain me, neither that of others nor mine. I do not want to forfeit my freedom, for I know if I fly along with you towards those birds hidden in the bush, I’ll set myself free. I’ll also let you earn a chance, promising to set you free as time flies along.


‘A bird in hand is worth two in the bush’ is an idiomatic expression denoting the present comfort and staying away from risks that seem unnecessary.

There are a few of my kind who are determined to experience the hardships or pain even if ‘the experienced’ mark it a hard path. What’ll happen to our learning curve, and how will we know what’s unnecessary to our lives if we stop taking those risks, be it love, career, or any fun adventure?

Most often, I have a strong opinion that the risk of not risking is itself a greater risk. What’s your thought?


Inspired by Sadje’sWhat Do You See Prompt #49’. 

36 Comments Add yours

  1. HappySoul says:

    Risk of not risking is a big risk and I totally agree!! Nice post Anisha .. well crafted 👏🏼👏🏼

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    1. Anisha says:

      I’m delighted to know our thoughts are in accordance, Happy Soul. Thank you! 🤗

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  2. ‘I do not want to forfeit my freedom, for I know if I fly along with you towards those birds hidden in the bush, I’ll set myself free.’ Loved this line 🙂

    This one’s deep and can’t agree more with you, Anisha. A life without risks may seem comfortable, but there’s no growth. Infact, what is life without a little risk? 🙂

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    1. Anisha says:

      It’s so thoughtful of you to point out that particular line. That’s my favourite part too. Thanks for the compliment. 🙂

      Yeah, little risks are necessary. In simple terms, a road without bumps makes the driver sleep fast. 😜

      Can I call you akka? I can understand Malayalam, but haven’t called anyone Chechi. So, that seems a little weird to me. 😬

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      1. Oh sure, you can 🙂 Also, Akka sounds adorable than chechi 😀

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        1. Anisha says:

          This is the first time I’m hearing this. 😁

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  3. You can grow old and gray waining to make a decision! All the best! ❤

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    1. Anisha says:

      I believe you meant it to be waiting.

      Yeah, not making any decisions are too much risky. We’ll just grow old without much of a learning experience. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Mam! ❤

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  4. I love this!! Its so amazing that you can write like this! 🙂

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot!

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