I Know Not Why The Caged Bird Screams

I Know Not Why The Caged Bird Screams

A Poem by ewest1220
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A light of white like crystal mirror

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I Know Not Why The Caged Bird Screams

By: Ethan West


She lies inside her cage and screams

A song of sorts by end of means


Locked up for words which she had none

Locked up for nothing she had done


Innocent eyes and painted face

I saw when I upon this place


And then and then I cannot see

Why she lay there quietly


I tried and tried but could not budge

The padlocked birdcage door


I cried and cried and did not judge

She lay there now forevermore


Her beauty in this night so pure

A light of white like crystal mirror


I tried and tried to save her fate

I tried and tried to give her faith


I left that barren door unmanned

But the keys were hiding in her hand...

© 2012 ewest1220


Author's Note

ewest1220
I wrote this for someone very dear to me who's going through a hard time. Please give me any feedback you can I really really appreciate it.

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This totally describes my life and the way it used to be, so you touched my heart. But that's my past.
I love how you said "But the keys were hiding in her hand...", it spoke truth. The keys were always in my hand, I just had to decide to let myself out. Keep up the good work! This poem is absolutely beautiful.

Posted 9 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

9 Years Ago

Thank you so much! I'm really glad that my work meant something for you and I'm thrilled you enjoye.. read more



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Ah, the ending is quite lovely. Well done.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

9 Years Ago

Thought you'd like that twist :) As always your input is greatly appreciated my friend!
Wow. The ending was wonderful! I love how you word your poems so they sound aged. Sometimes I feel like reading Edgar Allan Poe but the nicer verstion. That's a completement coming from me because he is my favorite writer. Well done! Can't wait to read the others!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

9 Years Ago

That's crazy he's my favorite poet. Crazy that you made that connection I love it! Thank you so mu.. read more
wow that definatly really pretty and touching:) if you're trying to create an impact im sure this will do it!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

9 Years Ago

It worked!!! Thanks for your help :)
Timeless-Chan

9 Years Ago

im glad^_^
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wow. i loved the twist ending when you said the keys were in her hands. this is a great poem. it tells a story of trying to help someone who refuses to be helped. Spectacular job!!! Keep writing!!! :)

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Rhea752

9 Years Ago

your work is hard not to like. they are all well written and contain great messages, stories, and em.. read more
ewest1220

9 Years Ago

I'm really honored to hear you say that. It truly means a lot and I am really thankful that you rea.. read more
Rhea752

9 Years Ago

:D

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Added on July 19, 2012
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Columbia Falls, MT



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I have been writing for as long as I can remember. I have been featured in about 4 books, have won several contests for my work and currently have a paperback edition of my works. (Titled "A Winter Wa.. more..

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