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  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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    2 posts, 2 voices, 464 views, started Jun 8, 2009

    Posted on Monday, June 8, 2009 by Denise Richardson

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      I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

          

        The free bird leaps
      on the back of the win
      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  

       

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