Why does the caged bird sing?

  1. andrew savage profile image60
    andrew savageposted 4 years ago

    Why does the caged bird sing?

  2. jabelufiroz profile image71
    jabelufirozposted 4 years ago

    A great reminder and insight... regarding freedom, knowing what real freedom is... frees us... Glad you asked...

    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

    The free bird leaps
    on the back of the wind
    and floats downstream
    till the current ends
    and dips his wings
    in the orange sun rays
    and dares to claim the sky.

    But a bird that stalks
    down his narrow cage
    can seldom see through
    his bars of rage
    his wings are clipped and
    his feet are tied
    so he opens his throat to sing.

    The caged bird sings
    with fearful trill
    of the things unknown
    but longed for still
    and is tune is heard
    on the distant hillfor the caged bird
    sings of freedom

    The free bird thinks of another breeze
    an the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
    and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn
    and he names the sky his own.

    But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
    his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
    his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
    so he opens his throat to sing

    The caged bird sings
    with a fearful trill
    of things unknown
    but longed for still
    and his tune is heard
    on the distant hill
    for the caged bird
    sings of freedom.


    Maya Angelou

    I think her poem gives us much to reflect upon, and hopefully give us insight... as well. It is good, to see that real freedom in an inside awareness.... not bent nor aged by circumstances...

 
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