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PAD Challenge, Day 22

4/22/13- a complex poem (villanelle)

“Songbird”
-KB

Fire was about to be set to the stage
and poetry was set to escape my lips
when I felt a songbird break free of its cage.

The songbird seemed to be energized by rage
as the sky erupted with a solar eclipse.
Fire was about to be set to the stage.

A new life seemed to dance upon the songbird’s page
and words flowed together like the ocean’s ships
when I felt a songbird break free of its cage.

The songbird cried as society reverted back to the Stone Age
and its heart was beaten by whips.
Fire was about to be set to the stage
Is this the best we can do, in this day and age?
I questioned our sanity and found it hard to come to grips
when I felt a songbird break free of its cage.

Its only goal is to sing and engage,
yet it always goes along on life’s crazy trips.
Fire was about to be set to the stage
when I felt a songbird break free of its cage.