Kim Jones

Fly Away Home - Poem by Kim Jones

Fly away home,
back to where the grass grows green and unfettered,
back to where the sky shines blue as
the robin’s egg.

Fly away home,
back to where your
dreams take you and your
heart has never really left.

Fly away home,
back to where their ugly voices
can’t reach you,
back to where they want to keep you from
in their intolerant ways,
for they never have seen
a flying thing,
so beautiful,
so free,
and seeing you reminds them of their own

They never have known such
beauty, majesty,
as you have known,
so when they cage you up
and set their cruel words and wondering eyes on you,
so like predatory cats,
don’t fly hysterically against the bars,
for you’ll be dead before you can even

Just close your eyes
and fly away home.

When they open your cage to
force you to sing,
when you fight back but
don’t scream in fury,
for you’ll lose your voice before it can be

Just close your eyes
and fly away home.

When, at the end of your days,
you’ve been freed from your cage but
you never made it back to your
don’t be afraid;
now you can just close your eyes and
fly away,

Topic(s) of this poem: freedom, tolerance

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 29, 2015

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