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Wild and Caged

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Tennessee Angel
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0 posted 06-09-2000 10:24 PM       View Profile for Tennessee Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Tennessee Angel

The wild bird wishes that it had a home.
It gets to tired of being all alone.
The caged bird wishes that it could fly,
but the golden bars won't let him try.

The two birds decide to make a deal.
"You be me and see how it feels."
So the golden cage is opened wide
and the sheltered bird steps outside.

"Free at last" he cries out loud
and flies away to a beautiful cloud.
The other bird now had a home
and no longer was forced to roam.

So each of them lived for about a year.
Never a worry, never a fear.
They thought they were happy forevermore,
but they started to miss what they had before.

The bird, now free, began to see
that he wasn't as happy as he used to be.
Nobody fed him every day
and he had no safe place to stay.

The bird, now caged, was always blue
for he sat around with nothing to do.
He longed for the days when he could fly
as high as he wanted into the sky.

Now the wild bird wishes it had a home.
He gets so tired of being all alone.
The caged bird wishes that he could fly
but the golden bars won't let him try.


 "That man has shown himself great who has never grieved in evil days and never bewailed his destiny." --Seneca
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Severn
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1 posted 06-09-2000 10:26 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Wonderful metaphor here...this says a lot.

Nice read! Thanks.

netswan
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2 posted 06-10-2000 12:52 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Tennessee, this is soooooo good, ah the
grass is so much greener on the other side.
Loved this

~netswan
lotharingia
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3 posted 06-10-2000 07:25 AM       View Profile for lotharingia   Email lotharingia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit lotharingia's Home Page   View IP for lotharingia

indeed. e are never satisfid with what we have.

 Uta Lotharingia
"Wir wollen nicht Wert und Sinn ... wir wollen Unwert und Unsinn"
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4 posted 06-10-2000 07:40 AM       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

TennesseeAngel~
Ah ... such a wonderful way to present
the idea of grazing in other pastures.

Nicely done.
~*Marge*~


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Butterflies_dont_cry
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5 posted 06-10-2000 07:46 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

  T.A.* "The grass is always greener" syndrome or the "Don't know what you've got till it's gone" disease....What ever you call it...you have written it with style and grace.  I loved the tale and the idea you used.  Thank you for sharing this!
 
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