The Caged Bird's Song

The Caged Bird's Song

A Poem by Cherry Chapstick

The poem sings for itself. I sing for others.


If only tears represented

A fraction of one's body weight,

For I could be famous

For my ability to lose weight

Fast and frequently.


If only my makeup didn’t run so

Down my face and into my life

Than I would save a lot of money

By not crying it off and reapplying



If only you could see

What you’re putting me through"

For what?

For I could be unburdened and free

But no, you’ve taped down my wings.

I am but a caged bird

Though I will still sing for you. 

© 2010 Cherry Chapstick

Author's Note

Cherry Chapstick
Ignore grammar problems but please comment freely.

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so wonderful! I've always loved your poems their light and fun and touching. the last stanze was aaaawsome!

Posted 13 Years Ago

This is very good. I loved the last stanza so much. Fantastic job! :D

Posted 14 Years Ago

I think a lot of people can relate to this poem. Everyone's had moments in their lives when they've been held down by something or someone, weather it be a lover or a family member, or even just by their own state of mind. Your word choice is beautiful, and it really helped describe exactly what you're feeling. It's a beautiful poem, and I encourage you to keep on writing.

Posted 14 Years Ago

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3 Reviews
Added on April 15, 2010
Last Updated on April 15, 2010
Tags: Sad, sing, bird, cage, freedom, trap


Cherry Chapstick
Cherry Chapstick

Quebec, Canada

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