Treasure Island

kay j sparkz

(05-11-1985 / kuala lumpur)

CAGED BIRD’S PAIN


Right now I feel like a caged bird’,
Longing to be set free,
People come and people go,
Offering me hope,
Of a dream I had not long ago,
They look at me with so much joy,
With so much revelry,
But what good is it when I’m locked up,
Without a key.


I remembered a time I once flew free,
Up and down,
In and out,
Nothing ever bothered me,
Then we met,
Like the sand and the sea,
You dulled my senses blurred my sight,
Stole my heart like a thief in the night,
And like Bonnie and Clyde,
We bent rules and broke guidelines,
Never bothering to follow play,
Never bothering to sit on the sidelines.


But now things have changed,
Where you once swept me away,
Now I’m lost in the dark
Where you once set me on fire,
Now I’m left with nothing but a spark,
It really hurts me to say this,
Yes it does,
But after awhile,
Sweat love just ain’t enough.

Worry not though,
I will remain,
Because we’re bounded,
Like a prisoner to a chain,
And for you I’ll sing,
No matter come sunshine,
No matter come rain,
But I guess you’ll never understand,
This caged birds pain.

Submitted: Monday, May 25, 2009

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  • James T. Adair (5/25/2009 7:43:00 AM)

    I liked this poem very much because the feelings expressed were so familiar. Each time the bird hopes for love it finds something less instead because love can never fly or build something true and lasting while the cage exists. If one can escape from a cage on occasion...one can leave the cage for good but the captor no longer holds the key. The bird holds the key and therin lies the sadness. (Report) Reply

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