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.    .    .    (old one from 1976)

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I thought it safe inside my cage,

but could I learn to fly?

Such warmth between those steel walls,

but would my spirit die?

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So when I found the gate was raised

a trifle bit too high

I closed my eyes and held my breath

and jumped into the sky.

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In fear I fell, a feathered stone,

my throat choked out a cry,

Is this the end? Was I a fool

to kiss my cage goodbye?

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All I did was flounder more

as night was drawing nigh.

It seemed the worst was happening

and none could tell me why.

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Then something warm stirred at my sides,

my wings were going to try!

The dawn broke only just in time

to blow my feathers dry.

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At last I could fly sure and straight

with clarity of eye.

Free and strong, I knew now

that my cage had been a lie.

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©  1976, 2012  Betty Hayes Albright 

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