I know why the caged bird sings...
|I know why the caged bird sings
its song of pain and sadness.
It's learnt to still it's beating wings
through all the chaos and the maddness.
It's seen the heart ache in this world
of suffering and strife.
It's learned the bars don't move
in it's dull and pointless life.
I know why the caged bird sings
its song of joy and love
from the cage the owner brings
the bird perched precariously on his glove.
It knows that for the moment
the freedom is precious and dear.
It knows that the owners steadfast hand
is close and safely near.
-June 3, 2001