Georgia Douglas Johnson
Your world is as big as you make it.
I know for I used to abide
In the narrowest nest in the corner,
My wings pressing close to my side.
But I sighted the distant horizon
Where the skyline encircles the sea
And I throbbed with a burning desire
To travel this immensity.
I battered the cordons around me
And cradled my wings on the breeze
Then soared to the uttermost reaches
With rapture, with power, with ease!