Gorden J.L. Ramel
I have no use for birds in cages,
but mankind does not agree;
they’ve been gaoling them for ages
and they just don’t seem to see
that the beauty that inspired, inevitably fades,
and what once was writ in diamonds
will in time be played in spades.
Wings are made for flying,
for dancing with the air,
and wings that cannot open
are the colour of despair,
and an anger in me rages
and I long to set them free,
but it’s the sadness of the ages
that mankind does not agree.
about this poem
The author of this poem,
Ramel, holds a Master's Degree in Ecology from the University of Exeter in
the United Kingdom.
The poem was recently
published in his
Kindle collection of poems
The Human Disease.
The photograph at the top of the page
was taken by Mark Willocks (USA). He can be found at
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