Uta Hagen--

"We must overcome the notion that we must be regular...it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre."

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Caged Bird

Sorry that my Tuesday post is coming a little late tonight.  Been a busy day!  (more on that next week!)

So I've been trying to think of something to write all day and it seems that I continue to struggle with the same issues over and over again.  And I'm kind of tired of talking about it without saying what that is and whom it concerns - but I'm not going to do either thing, so.

Anyway, I thought today I would share a poem on here that I wrote awhile back.  It's called Caged Bird.

Iron bars enclose me
The metal shines and gleams
But my wings ache to fly
And no one can hear me scream.

These bars are my prison
You’ve kept me here so long.
Repeating myself like a parrot,
But I’m tired of singing your song.

Set me free
Let me fly away
The things you keep locked up
Will never willingly stay.


In my heart
I know that I still love you
But it’s time for me
To do what I have to.

I know both of us
Are going to ache
But if I stay here,
I’m going to break.

God gave me these wings
And a heart full of flight
Don’t you see I’m bound to soar
And reach better heights?

But you’re holding me down
Forming me in your mold.
You’re wasting my life away
Please release your hold.

I have to go for me
To myself I must stay true.
Nothing can be my cage –
Not even you.

2 comments:

Carly Gaile said...

I love this. It's important for us to remember, especially as teenage girls. God may have so much more for us than we think. Thanks for sharing :)

Hanna said...

Thanks for commenting :)