The Vans Patchwork Collection
Laura Lee - January 19, 2019

Caged Bird

By Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings 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 fearful trill of the 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.

If you decide to indulge yourself with a large dose of nostalgia and watch some old episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, you will surely find Will Smith wearing some kind of super cool, funky and technicolor outfit.  Anyone that knows him will surely be aware of how excited he would be about the all news Vans Patchwork Collection.

 

It’s pretty much an epic compilation of the most beloved colors of the ’80s and ’90s, put together in a super stylish way that’s half flamboyant and half urban.  They come in either high-top varieties, low skate tops, or as a slip on for those that don’t have it in them to tie their shoes.

 

The entire collection is available on the vans website, but if you really want to throw it back, then you’re best bet is hitting up the mall, 1990’s style.

 

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