She sits in her cage,
singing because she finds joy,
she finds happiness in her solitude.
There is peace in her time alone.
Alone will never mean lonely,
and song is her companion.
She sings the notes
as they fill her heart.
Written for the Gargleblaster Challenge:
And so we turn to this week’s ultimate question. There are a million reasons a caged bird might sing, both literally and figuratively. Maya Angelou gave us one in her beloved poem. That leaves at least 999,999 for everyone else to explore. Tell us:
Why does the caged bird sing?
Give us your answer in 42 words, but be creative. Don’t go where we expect you to. Don’t write down the first thing that comes to mind. Think, craft, edit, and craft some more. Give us your very best.