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Why the Caged Tiger Paces
by Bobbi Ann Duffy

Monday, May 04, 2009
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Why The Caged Tiger Paces

I know why the caged tiger paces.

I know why the captured lion doesn’t roar.

I know why the tethered falcon screeches.

The fire of freedom flows through the tiger’s veins.

There should be no wall around the lion’s kingdom.

The sky should have no tethers on the falcon.

But, like me,

The tiger, the lion and the falcon

Live in a society filled with ignorance, greed and cruelty

That respects no one else’s spirit.


2009 Bobbi Duffy



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Reviewed by TONY NERONE 11/24/2009
Hi Bobbi, You were right on with this excellent piece of writing.

Tony Nerone
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/5/2009
You have hit on a sad fact in today's society!
Excellent write Bobbi!......ET
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/5/2009
These are sad and yet wise and true statements, Bobbi. I agree with your point of view. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 5/5/2009
You are right, caged animals that are deprived of freedom don't pace and roar. applies to human beings as well...

Sandie Angel :o(
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/4/2009
A piece of reality that sadly chains and confines so many....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/4/2009
Such a great comparison and yes if our spirits could do what we really wanted not what society dictates I too wonder how wild our minds would be.


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