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Jul 2014
Privilege: A Poetic Illustration
The open sky
available to birds
free of cages that have
entrapped the
rest of us.
To soar in any direction
knowing no headwind,
net, bars or
wings clipped.
The free bird sings
not so much of power,
for he is
most often blind
to his blessing ,
but of
The caged bird,
knowing no
such sky,
watches as
tires faster,
as song
sounds of
battles past.
The sky alone,
rich in pitfalls unseen,
which sky-corner
will be available
to thee.
Inspired by Marilyn Frye's essay, "Oppression and the Bird Cage."
Written by
RebelJohnny  Las Vegas, NV
(Las Vegas, NV)   
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