Caged Bird Sing

May 10, 2011
I see free birds that like to sing
Love melodies or soft gentle rings
And then they puff their feathers out
And fly free as wind down towards the south
But then I re-enter the home
And see my caged bird sitting alone
He opens his mouth to sing something sweet
And can only peep out a miserable tweet
His voice is sad, with pathetic rage
At his wings being clipped; stuck in a cage
He mourns the freedom the caged bird longs
Of joyful flying, and happy songs
And for the last time my bird opens his wings
And in vain tries to valiantly sing
But his throat closes up, and he realizes now
Freedom useless to sing of if he doesn’t know how
I often wonder; I often wait
For what alone can twist a fate
So cruelly that one bird flies free
The other stuck in a cage with me

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star-gazing-dreamer said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 5:40 pm
I love the way your poem flows. It comes of really beautiful.  :) great job.
hanging_girl_666 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 9:28 pm
I LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!! its one of my fav.
Angel_Williams said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 4:35 pm
I really like this peom. peotry is suppose to be like this. please keep writing :)
Em287 said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 4:22 pm

The ending line with "in the cage with me" was a nice twist. Perfect way to end. I agree with PassionFruit that some places the meter of the poem isn't especially smooth, but I love the spirit and idea!


PassionFruit said...
Jun. 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm
I like it, really good! there were only a few "stutters", where your mind bumps over the words you are reading, so make sure the rythym is smooth!! but other than that, very well written. i like your wording, and it creates a strong connection with the reader. good job! keep it up!
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