The Trembling Bird


The Trembling Bird

within this cage
a trembling bird...
often seen
but seldom heard.
looked upon
with piteous glance,
cast aside to
Fated stance.

To this cage
an angel flew,
With ears to hear
possessed by few.
With tender heart
and free of guile,
paused to listen
for a while.

Then with sweet
abandon threw
ope the door,
the bird withdrew.
with tender touch
and softest kiss
filled the bird
with trembling bliss.

A miracle
had just occurred
to free the tragic
trembling bird.
A golden tune
emerged and rang...
the silent bird
ecstatic, sang.

the air was filled
with melody
this trembling bird
had been set free.
the angel came,
of gentle ear,
took the time
to listen near.

beyond the cage
now taken wing
this trembling bird
with joy will sing.
Ne're again to
be the same
delivered from

her trembling shame.

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arthurchappell 5 years ago from Manchester, England

impressive poem, brilliantly presented

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Many thanks, arthur...

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W. K. Hayes 5 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

Very beautiful...soar to the heights little bird and sing for all the world to hear.

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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

This was beautifully written, it actually gave me goosebumps...well done!

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Rhonda Waits 5 years ago from The Emerald Coast

This is such a beautiful poem. It was so well written. I truly enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing it.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

W.K. Thank you...and thank you again!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

I am thrilled that you liked it!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

You are so welcome, Rhonda Waits. It is a joy!

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Denizee 5 years ago

What a beautiful poem. It flows in perfection with imagery that creates a scene for the reader to enjoy. The message within this poem is powerful. I absolutely loved this poem.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Denizee, It is lovely to see you again! Seems like it's been awhile...Thank you for your sweet comment.This poem is, indeed, a work of the heart. I am so glad you like it! I hope to see more of you! Take care and Happy New Year!

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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

You created a visual image for us to ponder and feel happy for the bird set free!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Fossillady. It was a miraculous thing!

Marina Lester 5 years ago

Brilliant! I love your style tnderhrt! You are the reason I love hubs, I'm always reaching to become a better writer myself, where would be a better place then here on hub where I can take in so many different expressions and learn. And I can tell I will be learning much from you! This poem was so beautiful the whole way through, the end was perfect " I'll definitely be revisiting this! Thank you.:D

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Oh, Marina, thank you so very much. Writing poems that I am really happy about is a pretty new experience for me and a huge thrill to find that they are enjoyed and appreciated by other talent! The kind of thing I think an artist must feel when they complete a painting that truly captures the essence of their subject.

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epigramman 5 years ago are like a poetic princess to me and you always leave the epi-man awestruck and dumbfounded with something as masterful and beautifully written as this ......

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Epigramman, you made me blush, and I wanna curtsy too! Thank you, Hero!

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Pixel-Alchemist 5 years ago from Waitakere Auckland : New Zealand

A beautiful poem, which reminded me of one of my favorite quotes, which is from a beautiful poem by Emily Dickerson

Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune--without the words,

And never stops at all,....

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

PA, That is a most lovely quote...really visually rich for me. I had never read it, until now. Thanks so much for your encouraging feedback, it means more than I can tell you!

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john mcmahon poet 5 years ago from Dumbarton, Scottland

this is wonderful, i love the emotion, good stuff

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thanks, John, for the awesome comment! Glad you enjoyed!

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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona

Beautifully written and thoughtfully composed...Would that we all could have that " angel " to set us free...Many live lives of quiet desperation, never giving voice to that within...

May your " angel " always be near, and may you always share your sweet talent with us...Larry

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