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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 49 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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