Tiger

You're just pacing back and forth

In this cage you're contained

Knowing that your stronger

Than their iron bars and chains

But you're not willing to risk

The comfort of these walls

Because they're all you know

And all you've ever dared to love

You blend in so well

Your stripes like the shadows

That they cast upon you

You're a tiger but they've broken you down

To some kind of kitty you're not

And will never be

Tiger, tiger

What's the matter?

Is hiding here all you ever do?

You've lost your roar in the noise

Lost your power in the nets

That they throw over you

You know you can break through these chains!

So won't you show them

Please just show them

You're not a house cat anymore