i know why some caged birds sing.
i know why some caged birds here sing
with the caged birds there.
i know why some freed birds sing for the
caged birds everywhere.
and i know why some giant free birds sing
selectively, so cunningly,
the song of freedom and justice,
as if they have mastered it to conduct it.
therefore, i know, more than anything,
why birds of our kind, freed or caged,
must sing together,
louder and louder until we all are free.