~*~ I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings~*~ By: Maya Angelou


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  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 hill

for 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.

***

Jyoti Arora
Author of Dream’s Sake, Samsung Mobiler

www.jyotiarora.com

 

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