Follow
Temple

Author • International Motivational Speaker • Difference Maker

The Indelible “Maya Angelou”

Caged Bird, BY MAYA ANGELOU
A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.
But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.
The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.
The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing
trees and the fat worms waiting on a dawn
bright lawn and he names the sky his own
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.
The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

Thank you! Dr. Maya Angelou for paving the way for powerful female spiritual leaders and the knowing that we are no longer caged… (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014).

For more inspiration and information: https://www.templehayes.com/

From the Blog

Life Doesn’t Accept Ultimatums

Life Doesn’t Accept Ultimatums

My dreams are waiting on me to come true As I await my dreams to become realized, I continue to grow stronger and wiser so when the dream appears, I will be ready. Harry Potter was told, “Do not keep your focus on the realization of your dream , otherwise, you will miss your life.”…

What Does “Relative” Mean in New Thought?

What Does “Relative” Mean in New Thought?

While we know there is only one presence and power in the universe, God the good,we also know God is relative. How we are able to establish a relationship with this All Knowing and All Loving God is relative to how we use our five senses, our experiences, our intuition and our perceptions. How we…

Big God or little god?

Big God or little god?

As a culture, we have limited our ability to see our Creator by listening to what people say about God. We have an idea or an ideal of the divine based on what a relative told us or what a preacher said when we were little. As long as we believe what we were told…

You Were…

You Were…

Wherever I traveled. You were manifested; Wherever I looked. You were revealed. In ka’ba, idol-temple, synagogue, and church, I saw All were searching for You, and to all You were a Friend. I sought only You in every person I met, every place I went; You were in every sign, both the outer and the…

Listen to Temple LIVE every Wednesday at 1pm CT on Unity.fm