Why Does The Caged Bird Sing?

Why Does The Caged Bird Sing?


Free, high

On a breeze

In, out, between

The glorious trees

Joyous the homecoming

Songs sung of the days roaming

Songs sung of adventures waiting

One wonders, why does the caged bird sing?

Uprose a storm, like never before

Filthy wind slammed every door

Contained to our own four walls

Darkness over land did fall

The sky broke loose and tears dropped…

                        Loved ones gone,

Livelihood torn away

                        Injustice, those done wrong

The tears poured…      



                       And for clipped wings

One wonders, why does the caged bird sing?

Through  the  dismal  gray,  rays   appear

Though few, they shine bright in sight

Black, white together walk

Hands reach pulling up

Words left unsaid

Now flow free

Let love 


© Heather ~ Home Study From The Grateful Heart 2021

Brendan at earthweal has asked us to “describe the unsayable nature of the pandemic we are still fighting our way through.” I’m not sure if my poem does this, but this is where my heart and pen took me.

Photo: by Pexels

Published by Home Study from the Grateful Heart

Welcome new friends. I'm Heather, a homeschooling mama raising three children alongside my husband. I love to walk our two dogs, photograph nature, and write poetry. As a family, we love reading together, creating art, sports and all things nature. We also enjoy sharing our learning experiences with friends and creating co-op opportunities. I enjoy writing about our homeschool adventures, as well as nature and sharing recipes. My heart is grateful for my family, our homeschool, our friends and homeschool community, as well as the nature around us. In addition to following my blog, you can find me on Facebook at Home Study from the Grateful Heart.

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