This would be one of my favourite poems. Used to recite it pretty innocently while at school. Here's a translation of the same off a website:
We are Birds of the Boundless Sky- ShivMangal Singh Suman
We are birds of the boundless sky
Caged, we cannot sing.
Battered against these golden bars
Break, shall the delicate wing.
We who drink of free flowing waters,
Shall die of hunger and thirst.
Far better is the bitter berry
Than grain in a golden cup.
Within these yellow prison bars
We forget our speed, our flight
And visit only in lucid dreams
Our open swings within trees.
Such were our desires and more to soar
Beyond the boundaries blue
To devour the scarlet rays with beaks
And stars like grains, chew.
To blend with the horizon seamless
These wings shall thrash and throe,
To be one with that same horizon
Or only to be no more.
Pay no heed to the tree-bough
Destroy and wreck my shelter
but if these wings I am to have,
Do not distress these frantic flights.