William King Jr.

Rookie - 29 Points (June 28,1992 / Cleveland, OH)

The Caged Bird - Poem by William King Jr.

The caged bird sings songs so beautiful
Tales of old and of new
Ever sweet and never sour
It sings of the truth

I've always wondered why the caged bird sings
Maybe to pass it's time
For all the bird ever does
Is sing until its last

All alone in its solidarity
The bird has no friends
But still its voice can be heard
Without a soul to listen

Why do you sing forsaken bird
For the thrill of seeing tomorrow?
Or are they songs of sadness
To let us hear your sorrow?

I listen to your songs
And my life they have moved
I feel your pain, caged bird
I feel it through and through

Entrapment inside an empty cell
Four walls of confinement
Hoping one day you will be free
But you haven't died yet

Feelings of remorse for the choices that have been made
Bleeding internally your fate
Use your voice as warning
So we don't make the same mistake

As I sit and listen to the caged bird
Sing its song all day long
I think back on my life
And with it, what I've done

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 26, 2012

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