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Can you capture a rainbow and confine it to a bottle?

Why then

Why,

do we think that anything beautiful is ours for the taking.

Why then

Why,

do we snatch them out of the skies to imprison them in a fishbowl.

They are created with heavenly wings, to fly, and fly, and

Soar.

Soar through the forever vastness of the blue.

A cage compared to

the sky, is a fishbowl, that makes their wild eyes, dead.

 

 

 

 

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Comment by Julie Castle on October 2, 2011 at 22:39

Hi Carolyn,

 

Thank you and yes I did just write it as I posted it on your site.

You know, the plight of pet birds is very near and dear to my heart.

After a lifetime involved with animal rescue/rights,  Birds are one of the most misunderstood, neglected, abused, disposed of, and tortured animals that I have seen.  The meer captivity of them is afterall an abuse in itself, if one contemplates it for more than a moment.

Thanks again.

Comment by Carolyn Bailey on October 2, 2011 at 16:43

Thanks for posting this lovely poem here, Julie!

Did you write this? 

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