The Caged Bird Sings


United States
44° 5' 58.4052" N, 123° 7' 53.2956" W

The butterfly flies

yet the caged bird doesn't sing.

The bird let's it's story be known,

yet the butterfly flies to the next landing with ease.

Those who do not listen

to the caged bird who sings

often is in awe of the

Butterfly's wings.

They don't listen

to the beautiful sounds

the caged bird sings,

the beauty of the butterfly envelops them all.

The bird can no longer take the

ignored pleas,

she rips at her cage to be set free.

The Butterfly mocks her,

laughing at her

"You can't be free of the metal cage that binds thee"

She replies, "Anything is possible, when you believe."

One night,

the caged bird flies free

for the door was left

open to her advantage.

The Butterfly cries

because she knows she has not won.

The bird mocks her,

"Believe in the impossible, and the impossible shall be possible."



I think the main poet similarity is Maya Angelou's work. I'm assuming you have read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Have you read Still I Rise by Maya Angelou? Still I Rise is one of my favorite pieces of hers. You can find it here: Good work! :) I think you should find more of Maya Angelou's work and let it inspire you to write more poems.

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