Wednesday, 4 April 2018

An Ode to The Caged Bird Who Sang by Alisonomi

Happy birthday to she who knew why the caged bird sings

Happy birthday to she who tired of being silent decided to sing

Happy birthday to she who inspires young black girls that they too can their melodies sing

Happy birthday to she of whom our voices today sing 


Happy birthday to she who independent of her predicaments continued to proclaim : “Still I Rise”

Happy birthday to she who not minding her frequent relocations continued to proclaim “Still I Rise”

Happy birthday to she who though a childhood trauma muted for a long time continued to proclaim “Still I Rise”

Happy birthday to she who though a single mother struggling to survive never stopped to proclaim “Still I Rise” 


Happy birthday to she who had “the Heart of a Woman”

Happy birthday to she who even though like a caged bird sang : “Life Does Not Frighten Me” 

Happy birthday to she who from her own life travelling experiences understood that “All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes”. 

Happy birthday to you, Maya Angelou and please on this your day, I wish to hear you say it again : “Gather Together in My Name”.


No comments:

Post a Comment