Casinos.Net:
Best Online Casinos

Pets & Animals Quotes
Pets & Animals Proverbs
Pets & Animals Sayings
Pets & Animal Poetry


Pets & Animals Movies
Books
Pets & Animals Facts

Pets & Animals Superstitions
Toys

Home


FamilyPets.net

    Pet & Animal Poetry


    Sympathy
    - Paul Laurence Dunbar

    I know what the caged bird feels, alas!
    When the sun is bright on the upland slopes;
    When the wind stirs soft through the springing glass,
    And the river flows like a stream of glass;
    When the first bird sings and the first bud opes,
    And the faint perfume from its chalice steals--
    I know what the caged bird feels!

    I know why the caged bird beats his wing
    Till its blood is red on the cruel bars;
    For he must fly back to his perch and cling
    When he fain would be on the bough a-swing;
    And a pain still throbs in the old, old scars
    And they pulse again with a keener sting--
    I know why he beats his wing!

    I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,
    When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,--
    When he beats his bars and he would be free;
    It is not a carol of joy or glee,
    But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core,
    But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings--
    I know why the caged bird sings!


    Casinos.Net
    Which One Wins A Prize?


2001 - present. Australian Media Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Please read our Legal Statement and Privacy Policy.