Amberly Orlando

Rookie (05/13/1984 / Merritt Islando, FL)

Birds Are Meant to Fly (Amberly ©12/13/2012) Poem by Amberly Orlando


He loves his little bird
In the nicest cage he could provide
She is beautiful and proud
She brings tears of joy to his eye
Her carefree song fills his heart
Her sadness buried inside
Singing to him lovingly
Deceiving him with lies
She watches them through her bars
All the other birds flying free
A freedom she has never known
She sighs sullenly
He admires his prized bird
Locked up so safe and secure
She brings his life fulfillment
He can't see he's killing her
She is the most loyal of birds
But one day she will flee
To a life with another bird
Who will keep her cage free
Her life is her own
No one may clip her wings
Soon this loyal caged bird
Will have a new song to sing

Submitted: Friday, March 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, March 22, 2013
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I spent 6 years of my life in a controlling marriage where I couldn't even breathe without permission first. Six months before I wrote this poem I told him I couldn't take it anymore and I was done. I ended up staying and tried to work it out, but then one day I woke up and said enough was enough. I wrote this poem just before telling him for the last time that I was leaving. This bird has since left her cage and I am flying free again.

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