The Sky Is Where She Belongs

In a little cage, I kept a tiny bird

Sang the sweetest songs that I have ever heard

Born with red feathers and a golden beak

A perfect companion I never had to seek

I fed and looked after her day and night

But she always yearned the freedom of the flight

And though it hurt to see her in such a pain

I knew she was safer here than back out again

So I tried my best to make her feel at home

But her heart was in the skies and always felt alone

So one day I opened the door of her cage a little bit

To see if she loved the cage or wanted to get out of it

She flew away in an instant without a passing glance

I wondered if she was always waiting for a chance

And I saw her fly in little circles to express her joy

Reminded of the time when I was a little boy

Now she’s on her own and not within my sight

I don’t know if hunger can be cured by the freedom of the flight

For I know she isn’t brave enough to stay up in a fight

I don’t know if she’ll ever find a shelter to sleep at night

It has been almost a year now since I last heard her voice

It may have been difficult but I think she made the right choice

The journey will be difficult but she will come out strong

The cage was her prison. The sky is where she belongs

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65 thoughts on “The Sky Is Where She Belongs

  1. True. I write poems for my love too… but on the same hand that doesn’t mean that if he comes back I may accept him or love him the same way.
    Just wanted to know how you feel now? You want her back ? Will you be able to love her the same way you use to ?

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  2. I love this one, it’s heartbreaking and says a lot about loving something enough to let it go. Personally, if I was the bird, I would have turned around and came right back.

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