The Tiger’s Song

The Tiger’s Song

I’m a tiger, I pace my cage
Never forgetting who I am
An apex predator filled with rage
On solid ground I stand

My heart is hardened, I am steel
There’s no emotion that I feel
My essence has been recognized;
And I am real

I am patient and I’m wise
Always biding my time
I can’t be tamed, I remain uncivilized
Never changing my heart or mind
Through my actions I am defined

You can put me in the tiniest cage
And take all my things away
Surround me with screamers and bangers
Doing everything you can to invoke my anger
And to make me feel pain
You can strip me naked, cold and bare
And starve me if you dare
You can whip me until I bleed
And my bones are broken
I really don’t care

You can try as hard as you like
Using all your might
But it doesn’t matter what you do
You can’t change me
You can’t tame or break me
I’m a tiger, I will fight
I’m a tiger, I will strike
You can’t break me I’m alright!!!

Coyote
ABC-Nevada Prison Chapter
December 7th, 2009
Ely State Prison, Nevada

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