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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Loved the metaphors, the imagery was excellent and your rythm flowed in such sweet sadness. 'Nothing I could do but watch the demise.'

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

8 Years Ago

Thanks! I'm really glad you enjoyed my work thank you so much for reading!
I left that barren door unmanned
But the keys were hiding in her hand...

I like this bit the most; the whole poem was really good, and I understood it clearly on the first read through.

I think this is the only stanza that discontinued the rhythm and flow... but still very good overall.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

9 Years Ago

Thanks! I'm really glad you liked my poem Issak thank you so much for reading!
The poem expresses feelings that are felt by the poet through skillful use of words, making the reader get involved in the emotional issues. Nice one

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

9 Years Ago

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!
i love it when it said "I tried and tried to save her fate, I tried and tried to give her faith" It reminds me of when i tried to help my friend but it never worked. My friend had to help herself, i couldn't help her. Anyway i love it. :D


Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

9 Years Ago

Wow I'm really glad you liked it! Thanks!
Mariah Corey

9 Years Ago

np, it was my pleasure. :D
this is a very deep write- and the last line is amazing!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

9 Years Ago

Thanks! I'm really glad you liked it!
This is truly a beautiful write. It speaks so well to that same struggle we all have, yet never admit to. Move forward or stay in that which is familiar and safe? All I know have lived this, yet so few admit it until after it is done. You illustrated it very well. Thank you for the RR.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

9 Years Ago

Wow thank you so much! I'm really thrilled you enjoyed my work thank you so much for reading!
oooo, this is almost like a sick little twist, one who wants to free the caged, yet the caged holds their own freedom in their hands. very nice I liked it!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

9 Years Ago

Thanks! I'm really glad you liked it!
Wow, nice. I wish I could write a poem with such a message. I really like it.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

9 Years Ago

Thanks! I'm really glad you liked it!
This made me think of that line from the Eagles' song "Already Gone." Flowed nicely with good rhyme throughout.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

9 Years Ago

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!
Lovely poignant write, we all have the keys to our own freedom, we might lean on someone as a crutch but eventually we need to walk alone. You are a special friend.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

9 Years Ago

Thanks! I'm really glad you enjoyed this piece thank you so much for reading!

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