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. Sadje says:

    Very wise words;

    I do not want attitudes to chain me, neither that of others nor mine!
    Thanks for joining in

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    1. Anisha says:

      I’m delighted to receive your appreciation. Thanks for hosting as well for pointing out your favourite part. ❣

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  2. KK says:

    Yes, very true. Risk is the way of life.

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    1. Anisha says:

      I’m glad that you agree with my stance, sir. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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      1. KK says:

        You are welcome Anisha🙏

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  3. Kritika says:

    I second your thought. Risk is fun and always one will learn. 😉

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    1. Anisha says:

      I’m happy to know we’re in concordance, Kritika. Indeed, every risk is a fun learning experience. 😃

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      1. Kritika says:

        Rightly said. Cheers 🙂

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  4. Very true! 🌸 Beautifully expressed! Life is about experiences and hardships, that makes it a journey worth travelling..

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    1. Anisha says:

      I’m glad that you liked the read, Priya. Thank you! Of course, bitter or sweet, living moments and gaining stories to tell is always a pleasure. ✨

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      1. You are absolutely right ☺️

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  5. Her says:

    Nicely written! Totally agree with your opinion.

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a bunch for your kind words. I’m happy that your thoughts are in accordance with mine. ☺

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  6. Excellent one! Risks are necessary, even if we fail, atleast it’s an experience.

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot, Hema. Exactly, it’s better to leave no stone unturned.

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  7. uzzawal1911 says:

    Well said, it is even more true for our present technological age.

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    1. Anisha says:

      I totally agree. Our days are more like risky races that can’t be escaped. I’m glad it resonated with you.

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  8. Beautiful musings…

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot!

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      1. You’re very welcome indeed 💐❤

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  9. I completely agree about what’s your point in the last.. fear of risk is a trauma in itself!

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks, Rashmi. Yeah, it is a trauma bit we can’t ignore that for a long time.

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