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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    I Am Responsible For My Future

    It is a song of angst and buried dreams. Of anger at the hopelessness and helplessness of it all. Of rebelling behind your cage and not even being able to express your blind, consuming rage. Sometimes, there are periods of my life when i feel like that. I take...
    Hannah777 Hannah777 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2011

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    It's For Her Sanity

    She sings because that's about everything she can do in the cage, that what keeps her sane. Or, she sings because they pierced her eyes. That used to be an effective way of making birds sing.
    Laava Laava 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2012

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    Because We Took His Green Ring Away

    For reasons only he knows, our budgie is passionately in love with a green rubber ring that hangs in his cage, among his many toys. He has killed every female budgie we've ever given him, preferring to have sex with his green ring. This can be somewhat disctracting when you're...
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F Sep 19, 2007

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    Because It Passes the Time

    Since he's caged, and he's not going anywhere, he needs a hobby.  Singing is a great hobby, it feels good, it's satisfying, and no equipment is required.  This is why the caged bird doesn't - for example - play the grand piano. I also know what happens to a dream...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2007

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    Because She Knows There Is Hope.

    I often feel that I am a caged bird, but I thrive on the hope that things are going to change for me someday. Someday, I'll no longer be a prisoner of my home, of my mind, of my family.  That day, I will finally be happy.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2009

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    I can't stop worrying about the future it litterly is driving me crazy. I try to have hope but it seems to only last for a day or two. I have plenty of freinds but for some reason...
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    It will truly be my downfall.
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    I always get my hopes up for another wrong guy, why is that? I just don't believe in love anymore.
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    justtellinthetruth justtellinthetruth 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I Hate Boring People. They bore me with their presence.
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    Why am I like this? Why do I feel like crap all the time? This cannot be life.
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    I'm different. Very different. I may be human, yet I don't understand other humans. I don't understand why they feel love. Why they are scared of death, and other people dying. I...
    XxAshexX XxAshexX 18-21 Jun 18

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    the people who have hurt me most I miss the most.wtf..
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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 18

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    There is so much I want to say, so much I keep deep inside, just so much that it's so overwhelming. Perhaps that's what they feel, they hear my whisper to them when they are most...
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    I seem to get along better with people that are either at least 4 years older, or 4 years younger than I am.
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    I don't even think I'm gonna add back anymore
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    Especially when someone adds you and you accept and then they never interact with you afterwards lol
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