The girl in the cage

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There once was a girl of particular will


Whose family lived in a cage


And while she had dreams that could reach to the sky


She stayed in their home as she raged


Her spirit stagnating, her poor heart deflating


The girl wondered if she should try


For fear of upsetting her loved ones, she stayed


But always she asked herself 'why'


The discipline that she was told she should learn


Was sensible, proper, and nice


Her choice to remain in her family's cage


Was one that her family called wise


But still she watched on as her family shuddered


Aware but ignoring the bars


Until the day came when the girl had enough


So she packed up and jumped in her car


She drove to a land with a plan so unclear


She had to rely on her gut


She threw herself into unlikely endeavors


Escaping her family's rut


She lived on a diet quite lacking in flavor


And picked off occasional mold


She gathered up loans in a tiny apartment


That was always too hot or too cold


In spite of the fact that her actions seemed foolish


The girl soon felt healthy and grown


For although her life was now lacking in glamour


The life she lived now was her own


 


 

Created: Jan 06, 2012

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