Set the Bird Free

Set the Bird Free

It wasn’t as if you had no song to sing to me

In fact, you sang it and it was quite lovely

And it wasn’t as if I had you in a cage

Yet there was something that made you try to stay and sing for me still

Oh, but it was evident from the start that it was partly against your will

So as much as your presence means to me

It is true that a free spirit must always fly carefree

Go now, see more of the world solely from your own view

Maybe you will not soon forget me when you do

You want to experience it all on your own terms

It is, after all, all we really want to do

Shannon Henry

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10 thoughts on “Set the Bird Free

  • July 25, 2017 at 10:15 PM
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    Lovely verse, Shannon. It is true that one must be a free spirit. If the love is meant to be, the free spirit will find that out and come back.

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    • September 26, 2017 at 10:08 PM
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      Such a romantic thought, isn’t it? That a free spirit will find it’s way back. Seems a rare thing to me, but still a lovely thought.

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  • July 26, 2017 at 1:48 AM
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    Nicely penned Shannon, and yes freedom is important for all life: a lovely expression much enjoyed .

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    • September 26, 2017 at 10:08 PM
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      Thank you, Tony. Your comments are much appreciated.

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  • July 26, 2017 at 9:55 AM
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    Hello Shannon, A poignant expression of letting go. I enjoyed the metaphor of the caged bird. We all have to stretch our wings in freedom to find ourselves and appreciate the beauty of life. Well done.

    Best,
    Mel

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    • September 26, 2017 at 10:16 PM
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      Thanks, Mel. So glad you liked it.

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    • September 26, 2017 at 10:17 PM
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      Hello, Rasma. Thanks.

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  • July 27, 2017 at 10:26 AM
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    Excellent analogy Shannon, with very emotional undertones surging below the surface. Nice work I thought.. take care

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    • September 26, 2017 at 10:18 PM
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      Thanks, Rob. Yes, there are emotional undertones. That is often my style.

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