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Heaven's Caged Bird

May 29, 2014
By Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
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Favorite Quote:
When I was a boy, I would always hear scary things in the news and my mother would say to me, "Always look for the helpers. Everywhere you look you will always find people helping." - Fred Rogers

You spent the years
Telling others of the times
But your
Your time has come
Time for your words to carry you home

and the people
of the people
Oh, how the silencers
turned upon themselves
when phrase upon phrase
told of the overrunning river
of oppression

As I look up
When shall I wonder?
How long the journey's been?
The journey from under?
I wish you the best
Wish you the best of luck
Knocking on the pristine gates
"Gimme my halo"
"Gimme my halo"
"Cause I've already got
my wings."

The author's comments:
To Maya Angelou. May your poetry and your wisdom sing throughout the rest of time.

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on Jun. 10 2014 at 12:18 am
Sunshine2420 SILVER, Unknown, Other
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Favorite Quote:
A smile hides everything.

Its a really beautiful work :)

on Jun. 9 2014 at 7:13 pm
AllSoPlayfulWhenYouDemonize BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Our passion is our strength."
-Billie Joe Armstrong

This was really pretty.