The Bird with the Tiger PeltThere once was a bird who wore a tiger’s peltThe Bird with the Tiger Pelt6 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Pretending she was braver
Than she could ever become.
She would walk around school
With a lion’s mask
And pretend that her wings were gone.
Everyone else had leopard faces
Cunning and courage draped over their backs
And the little bird with the tiger’s pelt
Knew what they had was what she lacked
So she would hide in the bathroom and cry
Screaming, “Why do I have to be different? Why?”
For she was a bird who wore a tiger’s pelt
And never knew she could fly.