Caged (edited)

Dr. Angelou,

I hope you will forgive the intrusion. I hope you will understand the need. Most of all, I hope you will know that I have to say things as they are; because although differently, I too am:

Caged

 

I know why the caged bird sings

because it cannot cry

 

I know why the caged bird sings

because it cannot fly

 

I know why the caged bird sings

because it is a bird

and that's what birds do

 

I know why the caged bird sings

because it is un-flocked

 

I know why the caged bird sings

because it is a bird

caged

 

I know why the caged bird sings

because I am

and I do.

 

© Michael Barry 2013