For whom does the caged bird sing?

A poem by Magdalee Brunache

If you can be the type that they can accept

You can let them praise you

Knowing that their praises come from surprise

Surprise at your decency

Shock at how well you can pass for one of them

Let them clap

Welcome the awards

Let them raise you to the skies

But be aware that the second you falter

They’ll be happier to let you fall

Avenged, they will strip you of your glory

Look into your past for signs that you were always less

Shred into pieces the blanket you made

Of the soothing words that they drowned you in

The words that kept you warm at night

Let you believe that….Read more

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