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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 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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    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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    I don't know why I come on here. I get bored and when I get bored I get on EP. This never ends well. you would think I'd learn. :/
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    I was just reading a book and just had this heavy feeling all of a sudden then my eyes started to water. I tried to assess the cause but I'm not even sure what's happening. I still...
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    I don't know why but sometimes I feel like I want to practice knife throwing or be all creative and paint a flower.
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    Me too, i want to know why you added me in your circle and yet you dont message/talk to me?
    Lakee112812 Lakee112812 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Im curious to know why you added me in your circles?
    ownfrnchseplaya ownfrnchseplaya 26-30, M Nov 22

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    I'm always curious to know why. :)
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Nov 23

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    Lol why does this group exist haha
    burnout96 burnout96 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 6

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    Why do I not feel guilty for cheating on my husband? I feel like I should but every time he starts with his attitude again I just sink into my little secret corner and think buddy...
    5timecheater 5timecheater 31-35, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Why is a 47 year old man on here? This site has as young as 13 yr olds on it after all. I'll tell you why. When I was young I was very unhappy all the time, sometimes suicidal...
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 28

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    My heart loved you pretty fast. My love was not a sexual love either, yet it was more than a friend. The love I have for you is just different than any love I have ever felt. My...
    TheBlessedOne TheBlessedOne 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 18

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    When people add me to their circle, I often ask them why if we haven't been in a conversation together. So, if you ever plan on adding me to your circle, keep this in mind. 1. I...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    Everytime I get excited about something, someone or something always has to ruin. So it's like why am I even trying..no one cares anyway
    AshCakes AshCakes 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    I'm just an ******* haha why add me when odds are 99.9% of the time you are gonna wanna punch me for saying something you don't like.
    StraighttTruth StraighttTruth 18-21, M Nov 22

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    I just cant fathom why the duck men are so ducking s.e.x.u.a.l ..... All they want talk is that s.h.i.t. Arghhhhhh!!!
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 22

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    I wanna knw why u people added me..what you thought about me before adding just by lookin my profile and what you think of me now...
    nixf1 nixf1 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    why you added me in your circle?
    lostintropics lostintropics 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 23

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    It's always interesting to learn why someone decides to add you to their circle. Usually if you add me and message me that's one of the first questions I ask.
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    hmm tall me why #-# do u love me or wat
    hmkspain hmkspain 16-17, M Nov 23

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    Assuming you don't add random people to fill your home page with stories that don't interest you, there must be something about mine that drew your attention and made you want to...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M Dec 7

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    I am apparently in the circle of people who've never spoken to me. Clearly, you see I don't add folks and is rare when I do - but these are people I've actually spoken to not...
    LadyLynwyn LadyLynwyn 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I dated this girl for about 5 months or so but I knew her for a while be before hand. We went out on dates and we had a good time together, well I did at least. Anyway I made my...
    novo86 novo86 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So, you've decided to add me to your circle on EP please share with me why it was you decided to do that.
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I love making friends from several different languages ages, but never did harm to anyone, even those who say they love me without me having seen or known I made lots of friends...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I always feel like I know I find the one person that I will love forever, but I always end up with a broken heart.
    justinbartolome justinbartolome 13-15, M Nov 19

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    Sometimes I really think that maybe something is wrong with me . for real. All people I know have a friend or two but for me I find it really hard. I'm not just saying what ever...
    anthoni15 anthoni15 18-21, M Nov 20

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    I truly want to know, especially for the people who add me but never speaks to me.
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 21

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    Yeah I want to know? :) if you remember that is!
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Just curious, wanna let me know? :)
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 26

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    Hey everyone, just to say to my friends I may be offline for a while as I'm sick. I'm laid up in bed, but not in the good way lol. Been sick, aching, headaches, body pains, not...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 4 Responses 39 mins ago

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    This is number 1 and the story's just begun singing do what daddy did to mummy do to me. This is number 2 and I'm telling it to you singing do what daddy did to mummy to to me...
    TheCoitalQueen TheCoitalQueen 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 20

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    i finally figured it out after my third pregnancy lol
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    I dont get it at all y theres so many hot handsome men are gay! And y so manyyy strict man have a plain.bland.ugly face #ogodwhy #neverendingquestion
    alicelynn alicelynn 26-30, F Nov 17

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    I love watching action movies.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    it just doesnt happen I dont like to cry, the tears sting my eyes bad and I cant breathe very easily but at the same time it feels like I need a good cry. I guess its a kind of...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F Nov 18

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    I am not thinking of anyone particularly, but I have felt wrongful attraction to children before. My ability to see the beauty in everyone is often a detriment and the fact that I...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    When you really matter to someone, that person will always make time for you. No excuses, no lies and no broken promises.
    Moonembracingthesun Moonembracingthesun 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    Everyone I get attached to leaves. Even after this, I still continually have hope when someone talks to me. And then I'm let down.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 18

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    i hate prunes..still i'm eating them..whats wrong with me
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M Nov 18

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    bimmermike 1 day ago I'm not asking for your hand in marrige...just access to your picks on a ***** sight...get real...on someone elses time...blocked. I'm quite sure this guy...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 19

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    Maybe it's because I'm desperate to settle already. This is sooo bad! Don't judge me but that's how im feeling right now. So im kinda pushy.
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 19

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