Gifted

December 27, 2011
By ToraToriTora PLATINUM, Gilbert, Arizona
ToraToriTora PLATINUM, Gilbert, Arizona
21 articles 12 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
-Albert Einstein


The chirping, yellow bird
Relishes its life.
Flying for many reasons:
Joy, Simplicity, Being-
Only to be told
No.
Its sweet, harmonious melody,
Its pure explorative thoughts,
Are a curse.
Slammed into a cage of iron,
The bird is silent.
The cage is in line with
Many others, others with birds.
Other birds.
All are chirping the same note,
Taught to be the same.
Uniqueness is no more.
All are told to eat the same way.
All are told to sing the same way.
All are told to think the same way.

The silent, yellow bird
Yearns for freedom.
Remaining silent for many reasons:
Rebelliousness, Uniqueness-
And not one cares.
Not one.
Choked with concepts of
Equality and Fairness,
The bird remains silent.
It has no motive,
No reason to live.
But a bird cannot kill,
Nor can it cry.
All good things are gone,
Its beauty is no more.
It mourns every day.
It hurts every day.
It regrets every day.

The speculative, yellow bird
Questions its own silence.
Uneducated, it knows not what to do.
It tries to escape,
And fails.
It tries to hide,
And fails.
Finally, it does what
Should have been done
Long ago.
Is it too late?
The determined yellow bird
Opens its mouth
And sings.
The song is full of memory,
Of Joy, Simplicity, Being,
Or Rebelliousness and Uniqueness,
Of pain, of sorrow.
And the little bird is free,
Freer than ever before,
For the cage was its own,
Created by the prisoner,
When the world told it
No.
Listening to others,
The bird old itself
No.
The bird believed
All must be equal,
When some are unique.
For this bird’s song
Was smooth and sweet
Smoother than a dove’s,
Sweeter than a chickadee’s,
And the bird
Knew it not,
Until it set itself free.

Though time and talent
Was lost in the cage,
The beautiful, yellow bird
Can still excel
And become the best.
Flying free forevermore,
The bird will never return
To that cage
From which it learned
Its true value.
It will now
Become the best.

The author's comments:
Some people don't know how unique they actually are, and what a wonderful thing it is to be unique.

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on Jan. 16 2012 at 5:23 pm
ToraToriTora PLATINUM, Gilbert, Arizona
21 articles 12 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
-Albert Einstein

Hahaha thanks! :)

on Jan. 15 2012 at 2:48 pm
recurring_resilience SILVER, Ashburn, Virginia
9 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"These are the times that try men's souls." - Thomas Paine.

"You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am." - On the Water Front

"This is my place of failure."

I love your analogy! I might have gotten the wrong message out of it but I still really liked it! Being a big fan of birds myself!

on Jan. 4 2012 at 10:13 pm
ToraToriTora PLATINUM, Gilbert, Arizona
21 articles 12 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
-Albert Einstein

Thank you! :D

on Jan. 4 2012 at 6:22 pm
JoyfulCheers SILVER, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin
5 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
smile at the world and it will smile back

wow its so different but so good i really loved it :) keep up the good work


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