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I know why the caged bird sings

Rating: 4.7

A free bird leaps on the back
Of the wind and floats downstream
Till the current ends and dips his wing
In the orange suns 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.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Neran Sati 09 March 2016

All three posts of Maya deal with the same issue -freedom. That sacred precondition of all singing life! The first or the ultimate goal, the one out of dispute, beyond any else!

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Tom Allport 13 February 2017

a great understanding poem about never giving up ones dreams? no matter who or what you are?

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Marilyn Timpanaro 28 June 2017

I understand this now in a way I never could before. Those who are free take it for granted, they don't even understand what they've got - but those who are chained, by bars, or by grief, or by age, or by some other circumstance - they yearn for that freedom that's so easily taken for granted. They yearn to lay their heads down on a cloud pillow without a care. They yearn to walk in the surf and feel the sand and water between their toes. But they can only dream about these things, because they are impossible. I understand now in a way I never did before, though I thought I did. I wish I didn't.

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no name yet 17 September 2018

so sad alexa play despacito

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Thicc69 12 April 2018

69 is amazing so is this poem amazing and very nice

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Suresh Kumar Ek 05 September 2020

free birds wiil not sing poetry

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 04 August 2020

Master piece by master poetess about free bird vs. Caged bird on freedom so touchingly told.....timeless piece...10+++

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Edward Kofi Louis 04 August 2020

Freedom! ! ! Like a free bird. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Late October 04 August 2020

Great poem. It's not a cage made of iron anymore. Today, it is a studio of cameras as fare out to a satellite in space right down back to the gadgets in peoples pockets.

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Bharati Nayak 04 August 2020

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.- - - - - Freedom is so essential for all living spirit.

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