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#1 Anna Begins

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:32 PM

The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
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.

The caged bird sings
with fearful trill
of the 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

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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Posted 28 May 2014 - 08:39 PM

Maya was quite a woman. May she R.I.P.

 

I see that you must have read "Walk Me Home" by Katherine Ryan Hyde. I thoroughly enjoyed that book. I recommended it to Poppy but don't think she got around to it yet, if ever. :readingtwo: .....Just joking poppy. :P


Edited by muggle not, 28 May 2014 - 11:26 PM.


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Posted 28 May 2014 - 08:57 PM

Maya was quite a woman. May she R.I.P.

 

I see that you must have read "Walk Me Home" by Katherine Ryan Hyde. I thoroughly enjoyed that book. I recommended it to Poppy but don't think she got around to it yet, if ever. :)

I'm almost finished!  I will review this one,  I also read When I Found You and loved it.



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:00 AM

RIP Maya Angelou.



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 09:58 AM

RIP :(.



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 06:56 PM

There is this crazy, racist church, Westboro Baptist. They turn up at the funerals of dead soldiers saying they died because God "hated fags and this was their punishment." Yeah, we grow all kinds over here. Anyway, they are planning to picket Ms Angelou's funeral because she comforted them... The evil founder of this church died earlier this year and his hate was so strong and prolific that they even kicked him out of his own church.

I say a dog is gonna bark, a snake is gonna strike and a fool ain't satisfied til the entire world knows just how big a fool he/she is.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:18 PM

There is this crazy, racist church, Westboro Baptist. They turn up at the funerals of dead soldiers saying they died because God "hated fags and this was their punishment." Yeah, we grow all kinds over here. Anyway, they are planning to picket Ms Angelou's funeral because she comforted them... The evil founder of this church died earlier this year and his hate was so strong and prolific that they even kicked him out of his own church.

I say a dog is gonna bark, a snake is gonna strike and a fool ain't satisfied til the entire world knows just how big a fool he/she is.

 

Stupid people are thick on the ground.  :( 

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She was an inspirational Lady, in every sense of the word.  RIP






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