I hear you soaring

“What is buried in the past of one generation falls to the next to claim.”

– Susan Griffin

 

I hear you soaring

I know why

The caged bird sings

I know her songs

Her voice

Clear, pure, painfully true

She sings of things

Nice girls don’t talk about

She tells family secrets

Her eyes shine brightly

A beacon for other birds

She exposes herself

Her cage gilded and ornate

Sits by a large picture window

Her heart heavy

Her wings ache

To fully expand

And fly free

The people who put food

In her cage each day

Say they are protecting her

From the animals,

Elements and the hunter’s gun

They kill her

Softly

Her songs more urgent

They bring others

To show her off

This prized possession

They cannot possess

Her Song

She has flown over

White capped mountains

And wave tossed ships at sea

She wept as she flew lowly

Across the killing fields

And sang sweetly

Names of the unknown

As she soared over rainbows

And as she rested on the oak branch

Their net brought her down

Trapped in a cage

For the people to gawk at

For purchase

To own

You can cage the songbird

You cannot own her

Her song is free

I know why

The caged bird

Sings

Bisous,

Léa

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About Léa

A wanderer who has found home in the South of France.
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11 Responses to I hear you soaring

  1. leamuse says:

    Reblogged this on poetry, photos and musings oh my! and commented:

    A few steps down memory lane…

  2. Wow Lea this is beautifully powerful. It speaks of courage and determination and wisdom. I love it.

    Loce

    xxx

  3. “Love” – sorry, didnt check my typos! Xx

  4. I think most of us are stronger than we believe, and as the saying goes – until being strong is the only choice we have xx 😊

    • leamuse says:

      Absolutely. A good saying. I also like: ” A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

      xxx

  5. And you have too ❤

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