You ask why the caged bird sings.

I ask why we cage the bird at all.

A bird caged sings for freedom

What does a free bird sing for?

You were born free,

Free without the need

To sing for the survival

Of you and your family

I was born caged

Singing was all I knew

The only thing I held onto

It kept us alive under the impression of freedom

The thing about being free,

Is that sooner or later, you will face a cage of your own.

The thing about being caged,

Is that the long-awaited taste of freedom tastes sweeter.

Maybe the better question to ask

Is how different the free and the caged really are.

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