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Birdcage

September 6, 2021
By EvelyneWrites GOLD, Arlington, Virginia
EvelyneWrites GOLD, Arlington, Virginia
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The little birds in the cages beat

In their beaks, a melody, not sweet

In their hearts a longing to be free

Their wings clipped to stay within me

The little birds flutter, my rabid fears

Fighting each to conjure my tears

I cry out, powerless to release

The sharp-beaked birds that steal my peace

But with a breath and a rising sun

I’m reminded that the race is run

If a footfall lands me last

I’ll know the time for us has passed

I walk the path formed by sure hands

I know I’ll arrive at the perfect lands

Release the clasps, let the fears take wing

I whisper, I speak, I shout, I sing

Open the cage, let the birds fly away

This is the dawn of a new day



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on Sep. 21 at 11:54 am
EvelyneWrites GOLD, Arlington, Virginia
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@SparrowSun thank you! I loved reading the matched trilogy a few years back, and this is a really sweet thing to say!

on Sep. 18 at 9:27 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)
And the words I say most often: "Where was I?"
"I just switched 50 things to anonymus and it doesnt even make a diff- why was i writing this again? where was i? hm.... oh well."

this is something cassia(from the matched trilogy by ally condie) would love. and hey, its in the future, whos to say it isnt one of the poems she keeps wrapped around her wrists?