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(4 April 1928)

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
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  • Richard Thripp (12/17/2013 11:48:00 PM)

    Lower than -40 Fahrenheit.

    7 person liked.
    26 person did not like.
  • Richard Thripp (12/17/2013 7:44:00 PM)

    Poetess Maya Angelou is a hack and a media darling. Because she is required (forced) reading in Marxian colleges, the populace-at-large believes that her spewings are meritorious. Few normal people read her poems voluntarily as better poetry is scrawled on shit-house walls.

  • Jide Pounds (11/26/2013 1:58:00 PM)

    Beautiful poetry, i really loves tis, its an internal resorceful poetry

  • Edna Kageye (11/25/2013 3:17:00 AM)

    it is beautiful.imagine the 'caged ' is in chains, no freedom and the body parts are tied but is able to express itself through the mouth which is not chained

  • Poems 7137 (11/7/2013 9:13:00 AM)

    A bird's melody makes up for its's lost freedom...For only when caged can it know freedom's real song..!

  • Belle 13 (10/27/2013 7:32:00 AM)

    wow its superb gives us really a deep message

  • Lily Mccambridge (10/14/2013 6:10:00 PM)

    I am curious as to if the caged bird would sing, if let free.

  • Alaa Hussain (10/12/2013 7:20:00 PM)

    (Days) apologized to me a friend and
    said, I've missed the old days very
    simple words routine life fixed
    principles do not budge the rest of the
    time to renew and promised era and

  • Tristan Love-day (10/7/2013 8:41:00 AM)

    i thnk i've fallen for your words.....keep it up :)

  • Kristen Graham (10/2/2013 10:45:00 AM)

    Oh My God this poem is so touching. It was so emotional. I was about to cry when i was reading this poem. Maya Angelou I look up to you in poetry. I look up to you as my role model.

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