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song of change (my version of the caged bird sings)

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0 posted 05-09-2000 11:49 AM       View Profile for desperado   Email desperado   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for desperado

I felt the hand of sorrow
just the other day
and I knew the end of tomorrow
would soon become today
I never held the little things
I always passed them by
never knew the caged bird sings
until it said good-bye
I'd never heard a more painful cry
than the tune that was sung
never knew a more terrible lie
around my throat had hung
I stood to hear the sorrow song
and I waited endlessly
held in place by the tortuous wrong
bestowed upon eternity
from tears to joy and back again
my heart and soul did go
it showed alot of me within
and somethings I did not know
I grew to love this singing soul
and all that it could see
it made my life seem so whole
and set my spirit free
then I saw with wondrous eyes
the meaning of the caged bird's song
and I came to realize
it was in me all along
so blind I must have been
to never see the sheets
and deaf I should have been
I never heard the streets
yet now I hear their harmonious ring
even on the darkest nights
to all the places joy can bring
outshining the brightest of lights
I'll always remember the caged bird
and the sorrows it made me see
I'll always rest assured
because the bird had set me free
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1 posted 05-09-2000 11:52 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent writing, des. A lot of good deep meaning hidden in this gem. Good luck to you...
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since 02-19-2000
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Charlotte, NC

2 posted 05-09-2000 01:30 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster


i don't think i've ever had the pleasure of reading your work before...but boy are you good!! this was absolutely beautiful...the talent that shines at this forum never ceases to amaze me...and this is just another reason why! excellent poem!

take care,

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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since 08-26-99
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northern mountains, Idaho

3 posted 05-09-2000 01:47 PM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

This is wonderful!  You are truly a gifted poet.  Very intriguing ending, too.  I love those.

 The spiritual wind that holds survivors aloft, plants the seeds from which bloom new hope ... R.J.G.

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