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The bird did sing with joyful voice
inside his gilded cage
he trilled and thrilled with happiness
forever and an age

I contemplated little bird
each day as I walked by
wondered why his joy profound
yet locked up in a cage

I thought about it quite awhile
and then the light did shine
he never saw that he was caged
for him his life was fine

The cage for him was his dear world
the one where he was free
in truth it was his state of mind
which allowed him just to be

With grateful heart this little bird
did sing each day with glee
his gilded cage protected him
yet in it he was free

What a joy to watch his life
each day as I walked by
one morning then this little bird
I saw that he did die

My heart was sad but soon I saw
his job on earth was done
and now he'd gone to places high
his victory had been won

I bless this little bird of mine
who shone the light of day
upon this heart and soul of mine
in truth he was the way

Love and light

Humility is rare because to have it you have to want nothing, yet when you have it you get everything.

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The following comments are for "THE GILDED CAGE"
by ElizabethAFeisst

The Gilded Gage
I like this very well done. Thanks

( Posted by: wanda [Member] On: December 1, 2006 )

Beautiful! The bird is like us...we are caged until we set our souls free and ready to accept whatever lies ahead.
My grandpa had many birds in a cage, they brought him daily happiness of joy and song, then upon his death, one by one they passed, until there were none. That may have been my Nannie's sign to join her husband of 58 years. Great rhythym, rhyme and another soulful message. PaulaAnne

( Posted by: PaulaAnne [Member] On: December 3, 2006 )

Thank you
...both very much for your kind responses....

( Posted by: ElizabethAFeisst [Member] On: December 3, 2006 )

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