Here's to mirth and laughter from a gilded cage,
and thoughts of freedom and sunlight,
from what seems like another age.
The winter doldrums now engulf my soul,
as springtime beckons many months off.
And then I look into the sky,
recalling all my dreams and still wondering why.
Things can change so much,
yet always stay the same
The desert's so vast,
Yet I examine every grain