Caged Bird


If it wasn’t for my gentle heart
My feathers would have burned fiercely
A soul that once had light
My freedom just a memory

I must reject these tiresome thoughts
That savage my taunted mind
Reduce them to a petal of hope
With harmony entwined

I wish for the day
Empathy opens my cage
And lets me fly away
At least she knows I’ll do my best
Determined, come what may

With forceful winds that once were tender
Blowing me into the blazing sun
My courageous assumption of what could be
Is yet to be undone.

Lightning strike my sorrowed heart
If I cannot be me,
Compassion strike my cage tonight

And let my mind fly free.


S.H ©


  • Alan .S. Jeeves

    A great maiden poem for MPS Teddy. Good to see you here, have a long and happy stay.
    Ex animo, Alan

    • Teddy.15

      thank you for the warm welcome. great to see you.

    • Goldfinch60

      Your freedom will be with you soon Teddy.


      • Teddy.15

        Indeed it will, it's been a long road for all. Thank you.

      • L. B. Mek

        life-affirmingly powerful, yet light and accessible in tone, executed with practised skill..
        a great read! thanks for sharing

        • Teddy.15

          Thank you so much, I am truly grateful for your lovely words.

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