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