Rebel Raptor

I am a rebel raptor.

I hear commands, but I do not respond

I feel prodded, but I do not move.

I am a rebel raptor

I say, get outta here!

Let me go my own way

I wonder, and hope for the time

that I will be free

I will break free

I sense the time, near, then far.

It evades me. But,

I go on

I touch freedom on its wingtips. Then

I slip, hitting the ground, hard.

Only Eagle's Wings can lift me.

I understand my weakness

I try to overcome it, but

Only Eagle's Wings can lift me.

I want to be different. For

I am a rebel raptor

I dream of the day when I'm

Alive!

I hope, for a foundation, that would

lead me to my destiny!

I pretend that I am gone...free

I see the finish line

I cry my victory whoop. Then

reality passes me

I'm back at the starting gate. My

race is on! For

I am a rebel raptor.