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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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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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Sylvia Frances Chan 04 August 2020
A very thought provoking poem, the great poetess let the reader oft thinks a bit more in almost all her poems, that makes her poems so attractive and very impressive. Two final lines in the last stanza: Tune is heard on the distant hill For the caged bird sings of freedom......yess! The caged bird sings of freedom, this line says a very lot about her life in the USA and that of her groups'life.Since the death of Floyd important things have changed.
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Mahtab Bangalee 04 August 2020
come come to the earth make the man and woman free make the human minds make the wings of minds free like the flying birds and sing the songs of happiness
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Mahtab Bangalee 04 August 2020
fields after a lot of fields forest after a lot of forests Full of free sky over there wings, wings of the birds know only to fly fly, fly more high independently eat, drink and fly fly high the free birds no sad in free mind know only to fly, fly high over the sky but the caged wings the caged birds the jailed minds can't, can't fly independently so, sad in mind can't speak freely to the sky that's why sing lonely the song of dirge
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Mahtab Bangalee 04 August 2020
The caged bird sings with a fearful trill Of things unknown but longed for still ........ The free bird thinks of another breeze And the trade winds soft through The sighing trees......great poetic expression about the caged bird and free bird
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Tune is heard on the distant hill For the caged bird sings of freedom. We can still hear the song of the caged bird
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