Kate Brossman

Rookie - 3 Points (December 13,1995 / Mesa, Arizona)

Caged Bird - Poem by Kate Brossman

The rain keeps falling,
And the pain goes on.
Your name; I try calling,
But the words are finally gone.
You won't remember me,
Cause' I'm just a lost memory.
Always walking down the same forgotten road,
A story of the lonely; Still left untold.
'She is not important, '
'She is lost in the dark.'
It's not my fault that I had fallen,
Believed the shadows within my heart.
'She's a freak.'
'A monster, if you will.'
Why do they say this?
Why am I considered 'ill'?
I am a person,
Just like you.
Hate me because I'm different?
Well, that's nothing new.
So hang me from the gallows,
Repress my words,
But I refuse,
To be your caged bird.
Burn my spirit,
Stitch my lips.
Bind my hands,
But I'll never forget.
You're the weird ones.
The ones who need help.
I am perfectly normal,
And I'm content with the cards I've been dealt.
I will speak my mind,
I will be heard.
No matter what you say or think,
I am no longer bound, no longer you're caged bird.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem Is dedicated to those who are considered 'different'. Those who are constantly looked down upon because they have seven different colors in their hair, wear trench coats in the summer, or over all are just amazingly weird. They are people too. No matter what anyone says, you are perfect in your own, awesome way.

Comments about Caged Bird by Kate Brossman

  • Allan Farran (2/15/2014 4:45:00 AM)


    Great poem, we are all caged birds on some level (Report) Reply

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  • Romeo Della Valle (5/1/2012 1:02:00 PM)


    Powerful! This heartfelt and well crafted write shows your beauty and talent so clearly that makes thought provoking and touching! I honestly admire your strength and creative mind! WELCOME to the Poetry World! 10+++ Thank you for sharing and keep it up, dear Kate! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 16, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, May 4, 2012


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