Ioann 15h
you wander mindlessly along,
you wish to find the light on road.
you seek the freedom,
you want love.

you stretch your arms in front,
failing to grasp unknown.
you long for
finding love.

you don't let your heart
escape,
you don't wish
to love.

you've locked your heart
in cage -
you've banished it
from love.

you let the cage to open,
as the chance is seen.
you lock it once again -
the love

and know, you,
it shall stay there
and see no freedom -
no love.
For you, who didn't know my love. But it was there.
Amanda 4d
I love him after all this time
I want him to know the pain I went through
But I am sure his eyes will never read this
So it does not feel right saying "you"

We will never have a relationship again
He made that fact perfectly clear
I must go through this life alone
I have no one to hold near

I think it is better off this way
Iron cage built around my heart
Miles of highway between him and I
To ensure we stay apart
This is another oldie I just found. Sometimes what you want most is the thing you need the least.
Don't worry about me
You are off the stage
So don't look back to see
The shadow you left in the cage
How much longer, huh?
Will you keep me suppressed?
Away from mystery?
crystal holly Mar 28
r+c
rocks held my troubles
& got tossed in the ocean
where they sank deeply
in the depths of the roaring cage
that couldn’t arrest my soul.
i thanked the moon
& watched as her body glowed
and waned to a milky curve –
crescent, like the smile of a satisfied lover.
the waves met me at the shore
longing to embrace
but instead whispering
in between tender crashes,
you are hallowed, not hollow
you are hallowed, not hollow.
i understood.
Gale L Mccoy Mar 18
leave
but dont go far
for you have not the energy
wonder by daylight
retreat from dark
for as much as you love it
you dont know it truly
admire the sky
but dont look up too much
youll get a crick in your neck
thatll last all day
go out
but for gods sake
dont leave the cage
you worked so hard to build
if you go too far
youll lose your way back
and have to rebuild it all
  
                                             sorry but
                                             i outgrew this cage
                                             a decade ago
Isabel Mar 17
I'm a tiger,
Stripped from my dignity
In this god forsaken cage.
Trapped behind walls,
Prowling about
Waiting to be freed.

I long for the wind in my face
The sun to lighten my days
The rain to wash my sorrows away
The moon to reflect at night,
Lighting my way.

I'm a tiger
Waiting to be let loose
So that I can unleash myself,
And set fire to anything in my way.
joel jokonia Mar 17
Prone to the darkness,guess
That's why my heart succumbed
To the shadow. I thought giving in was fated,yielding to the blackness was all
I needed to do!now its provin to be detrimental.
The destructive forces have become my warders. I curl up wth my hands tight around my stomach,tormented by the placebo effect.
Day & Night I feel my soul slowly escaping
from the cage that I once called my body
I like it though here
The deserted corners of fear street
Have become sweet home to me
Forged to accept these demons as cousins
I no longer fight it
Guess they were right
Familiarize yourself with the devils and the devil shall not scare u
I know why the caged bird sings.

It's not because his song
is as vibrant
as his feathers, that he plucks away
each day because he doesn't
feel beautiful.

It's not because of the majesty
that exist in the freedom
of being able to spread his wings
though he knows
he'll never rise to the occasion.

He sings because he believes
that this cage
was made for a king
because he has never tasted
freedom with a side order of skies.

He's never flown past the sun
on a cool morning
or hung with the moon
on a warm night.

He's only ever known
the comfort of a prison
that his thoughts have
become accustomed
to calling home.

He would never venture
beyond the "welcome" mat
because what's beyond the threshold
holds no promise
the way these bars and metal locks do.

He sings because he knows
that no one is listening
so if he makes a mistake
he doesn't have to live with the regret
or embarrassment of knowing that he missed his note.

The caged bird
never believes that he's caged
because behind these walls
he's safe
and he prefers it this way.

I know why the caged bird sings.
A twist on a title by one of my favorite authors...
Coventore Mar 8
A little canary
Once looked up to the sky,
Through the window of the house
And wondered why;
Why are the birds outside
All flying free,
While he sits in his cage
Left only to be.

His owner was kind
He was a sweet old man.
He takes care of the canary
As best as he can.
The bird loves the man
So very much,
But he wishes he understands,
More than tweets and touch.

One day the man came,
Looking rather sad.
But the news he told
Made the canary glad.
He said the bird
Has been going up in age,
And he had grown too large
For his oh so little cage.

The man brings him out
To the garden not far,
Then he puts the cage down
and leaves the door ajar.
The bird looks around
Near, far, low and high,
Then he hops out and spreads his wings
And flew into the sky.

The canary
Had always dreamed of this day,
The day he would be free
And fly away.
The taste of the sky
Felt oh so grand.
He was so happy,
To finally leave the land.

The bird was happy
As he could be,
As he flew on and on
Into Eternity.
But he won't forget
The old man back home.
He was the one
Who did not make him feel alone.

The bird carries on
Towards the setting sun.
For now,
He was having his fun.
But one day,
he may come back to,
The old man
whose kindness was true.

To come back again
To see him smile,
For he will surely miss him
Even after a while.
Maybe he can even
Take the old man,
And free him from
The binds of the land.

And take him with,
To fly on into eternity.
And experience
True freedom...
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