john tiong chunghoo

Bronze Star - 2,369 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

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i know why the caged bird sings
it is the only thing it can do
to cheer up the day

the way i write this poem
the only thing i enjoy
to rev up the day

if the day is the cage
that releases this heart
to pen this poem
i would rather be with you
a poem a day to cheer up world

bars do not cages make
they do say and yes
the freest in the street
may be flying into cages

but like a bird, i would sing my songs
to the world each day to help
the caged find a way out of their blues


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 7, 2010


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