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The Song a Caged Bird Sings

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Danny Holloway
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0 posted 05-12-2000 02:39 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Danny Holloway

The Song a Caged Bird Sings

    Release these wings
      so I may fly
        among the eagles
          high in the sky

    where the air is clear
      and big jets roar
        release these wings
          so I may soar

    to those distant places
       that i long to see
         easily taken there
           on wings set free

     behold the beauty
       from the flight of wings
          and hear the music
            that a free bird sings

     on feathered wings spread
       toward heavenly space
         showing the splender
           of nature's grace

      release me now
        from this prison of wire
          and behold the majesty
            of my winged desire

      sunward i'll climb
         thru clouds surround
            to a sea of tranquility
               where freedom is found

       I'll chase the wind
          dance thru halls of air
            and reveal my form
              while hovering there

        upward i'll climb
           thru an endless blue
             where only lark
                and eagle have flew

         and in the silence
            of the fading day
               i'll bid you farewell
                 as i fly away


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CocoBaci
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1 posted 05-12-2000 02:54 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

This is soooooooo sweet .. feelings thru verse just seemed to flow so gracefully.
brian madden
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2 posted 05-12-2000 02:55 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

A beautiful poem. Spread your wings and "Fly freebird" But be carefully don't be like Icarus and fly too close to the sun.
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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This is beautiful, and so sad.  It makes me want to open that little barred door!
Denise
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4 posted 05-12-2000 03:01 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Danny, this is so beautiful! I love it! You've got the feeling of it captured perfectly! Very well done!

Denise
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Oh Danny, you do know how much I can relate to this one don't you? Absolutely beautiful and wistful  
Irie
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6 posted 05-12-2000 03:29 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Wow Danny....this is excellent! Have you been reading my mind again?
I was thinking of writing
something along these lines the other day, but I can't even
come close to how wonderful this is!  
I love this!!!!!
Great Job!

~Sheri
Janet Marie
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7 posted 05-12-2000 03:53 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

behold the beauty
       from the flight of wings
          and hear the music
            that a free bird sings

     on feathered wings spread
       toward heavenly space
         showing the splender
           of nature's grace
----------------------


        upward i'll climb
           thru an endless blue
             where only lark
                and eagle have flew

         and in the silence
            of the fading day
               i'll bid you farewell
                 as i fly away

--------------------

take me up so high
take me up to the sky
on a wing and a prayer ... hear my cry
take me to the place where eagles fly

EXCELLENT DANNY-BOY!!
wow! your poets pen is on fire!!
I just came from your perfect poem over in DP and now this jewel is found here.
superb imagery here my friend...
very well written.
very cool too.

you know that old saying dont ya ?

you cant stay up hooting with the owls all
night if ya wanna soar with the eagles all day.  
later danny-gator
jm

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Danny this is beautiful, the words are flow freely like the flight of that bird.  You have a gift to weave...thank you for sharing it.
Marge Tindal
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9 posted 05-12-2000 06:03 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Danny~

Exquisitely this one soars.

The majestic beauty of the eagle
soaring to heights beyond our reach ...
taking our hearts and our hopes with him on winged thought.

Wonderful, my friend.
~*Marge*~


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Dark Angel
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10 posted 05-12-2000 06:10 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Wow Danny I can relate to this one....Excellent poem!!!

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Skyfyre
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11 posted 05-12-2000 07:51 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Sincere and consistent ... methinks we all need a dose of flight now and then, if only in moderation ...  

--Kess


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

Danny Holloway
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12 posted 05-13-2000 10:46 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Want to say thanks to all who responded.  Especially to Janet Marie and Marge Tindal who write some of the nicest responses in Passions.  Think most of you would agree!
and, thanks to Butteries for the Mariposa!

 A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

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13 posted 05-13-2000 11:23 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Wow,this is an amazing poem! Yes, we would all like to be free sometimes.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
Lone Wolf
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14 posted 05-13-2000 06:34 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Excellent writing here, Danny.  I think this is my favorite of yours.  Feel free just reading it...LOL...love the concept!!  
LW


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--Michael W. Smith
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15 posted 05-13-2000 11:48 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Thank you so much for this---a "need" read tonight...beautiful, expressive and hopeful.
tracie66
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Danny~
A wonderful read. I was swept along with the wind and the wings of this one, just beautiful  
Tracie~


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It is the harmony of the universe


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