When first I saw it sitting there
I couldn't help but stop and stare
Majestic, yet in deep despair
That bird inside the cage
It drew me in with just its gaze
Its face like lightning; eyes ablaze
And told me all with no delays;
This bird became my sage
Relaying all it knew to me,
The bird's despair turned quick to glee
And I knew all that soon could be--
The world was now my stage