Caged Bird by Maya Angelou
Caged Bird
  A free bird leaps
  on the back of the wind
  and floats downstream
  till the current ends
  and dips his wing
  in the orange sun rays
  and dares to claim the sky.
But a bird that stalks
  down his narrow cage
  can seldom see through
  his bars of rage
  his wings are clipped and
  his feet are tied
  so he opens his throat to sing.
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The caged bird sings
  with a fearful trill
  of things unknown
  but longed for still
  and his tune is heard
  on the distant hill
  for the caged bird
  sings of freedom.
The free bird thinks of another breeze
  and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
  and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn
  and he names the sky his own
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
  his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
  his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
  so he opens his throat to sing.
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The caged bird sings
  with a fearful trill
  of things unknown
  but longed for still
  and his tune is heard
  on the distant hill
  for the caged bird
  sings of freedom. 

© Maya Angelou

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