Black Poetry : This Enslaved Bird...

PropheticNsyght

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**stanza's in italics are borrowed from Dr. Maya Angelou's "I Know why the Caged Bird Sings."

How did the enslaved bird sing?
My thoughts float on the wind;
just as the bird hopped on the back
of a summer's breeze.
I think...

Freedom,
liberty and purity run in and thru me;
that is what I desire to feel and be.
I feel chained to rocks, walking and
dragging weights of stone and iron.
My soul weighted down and weary from my
struggles.
My eyes are too dry for any signs of crying. Deep
wrinkles etch my face daily like deep trenches
of sorrow; constantly chiseling away the surface,
then what emerges?...

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.


And I sing.
For the first time in a longtime,
I see through the fog.
I write my name in the sky;
and on His shoulders do I rise to levels
where the eagles fly.
A black man in liberty and freedom;
I lift my hands, throw my head back,
open my mouth and sing....
Child, in my pain and sorrow I grab onto
God, and I sing.

A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.


He wraps me in purity infused with
secreted love and divinity.
His celestial will and supernatural strength
helps me through the travailing times
and I sing...God almighty, I stand and
throw off the chain's of oppression and degradation;
and I open my mouth and sing...
I sing, and sing loud and proud of my
deliverance at the hands of my beloved.
This enslaved bird sits on the lap of God
and sings...

~Copyright 2004
*~PropheticNsyght
"Son of the DayStar" Publishing
"Poeta nascitur, non fit."
~The Poet is born, not made.
 

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This was very, very nice and I like the way you flowed this one and the way you drove it on in.
 

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ya flow is too sweet keep blessing da page.
 

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