The song bird was happy, courageous and strong.
The song bird flew everywhere singing his song.
One day a wild cat attacked the bird.
The trauma of the attack drew the bird to a safe tree where
cats could not go.
One day, one of the trees cracked and made a tremendous noise.
The song bird became more frightened and looked for a more secure place.
He settled on a tall, remote tree.
The song’s bird’s songs were not as vibrant
but he felt safe.
One day lightning struck the tall tree.
The song bird looked for more safety.
The song bird found an empty cage in a house of a nearby town.
He settled in the cage.
He felt safe in the cage
protected by his master
promising him security from animals and lightning.
The song bird lived many years safely in the cage.
He never again sang the vibrant songs he used to sing.
Copyright . 2012 by Shervin Hojat