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Kids poem:The bird set freE

Discussion in 'Quotes & Poems' started by Yours, May 13, 2016.

  1. She opened the cage, and away there flew
    A bright little bird, as a short adieu
    It hastily whistled, and passed the door ;
    And felt that its sorrowful hours were o'er.

    An anthem of freedom it seemed to sing ;
    To utter its joy for an outspread wing
    That now it could sport in the boundless air;
    And might go any and every where.

    And Anna rejoiced in her bird's delight ;
    But her eye was wet, as she marked its flight ;
    Till, this was the song that she seemed to hear ;
    And, merrily warbled, it dried the tear :-

    "I had a mistress, and she was kind
    In all but keeping her bird confined.
    She ministered food and drink to me ;
    But oh ! I was pining for liberty !

    " My fluttering bosom she loved to smoothe ;
    But the heart within it she could not soothe :
    I sickened and longed for the wildwood breeze,
    My feathery kindred, and fresh green trees.

    " A prisoner here, with a useless wing.
    I looked with sorrow on every thing.
    I lost my voice, I forgot my song,
    And mourned in silence the whole day long.

    " But I will go back with a mellower pipe,
    And sing, when the cherries are round and ripe ;
    On the topmost bough as I lock my feet
    To help myself, in my leafy seat.

    " My merriest notes shall there be heard
    To draw her eye to her franchised bird ;
    The burden, then, of my song shall be,
    Earth for the wingless; but air for me !"

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