The Cricket’s Song

The Cricket’s Song April 26, 2019
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I released the cricket from its cage

After being deaf to its music

Its heartbreaking melody

Its solitary song

Comforted only by the echoing misfit

Of the walls it sang to

 

I released the cricket from its cage

And now it’s gone

I can’t hear its music anymore

And the cavern it occupied,

Shining and glittering and splendid,

Aches in the flitting air

Without its member

To welcome home

 

I released the cricket from its cage

Because it was wrong to keep it away

So I’ll leave the cage door open

Removing the lock to make it a gate

Somewhere the cricket would want to visit,

even stay

 

I released the cricket from its cage

and I hope it’ll come back

If not, I’ll wait 

For its sweet music 

To echo from there to my ears again

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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