Eventually I saw the error of my ways.
I tried to keep you all locked up inside a metal cage.
I wanted you to be all mine forever and some more,
But what I found was that your spirit was not too fond of doors.
I tried to coax and trick and sway
Your beauty evermore into that cage.
But by and by you saw right through,
and quickly flew across the room.
I wanted to show you to the world.
Your beauty unmatched when unfurled.
But I hath tread one greatest sin;
To try to keep your beauty in.
But O’ the fateful September day, the window left ajar.
You saw your chance and took it and flew out to afar.
I sighed and knew my folly as soon as you were gone
Your silver wings had yearned for space. I loved you for too long.