Here in lies the soul
There's a viciousness so bold
An animal like mentality
A jaded view of reality
All you see is what you desire
And other issues you don’t bother to inquire.
Open your eyes little tiger
Remember how you got here
The hurt you had to ensue.
Remember what they did to you?
They took your stripes and made you fight
They pushed and pulled you with all their might
They molded you to their desired form
They wanted to make you uniform.
Your conformity is your weakness
You’re a hostile hot mess
They made you like this
Who are you?
Do you weep when you see them
Do you fear to defy
Do you wonder what pieces of you are left inside.
You have a heart
You’ve been thoughtfully set apart
You are a majestic work of art.
Pick up those pieces of you not to restore but to remodel
Not to conform but to go full throttle.
Against the grain
Accepting all the pain
Let it shoot through you
Let it be the fuel on which you thrive.
Whose life will you impact
Can you stand to keep it all intact
Will you let the truth glide through your ears
Will you allow fear to consume you in tears.
Can you stand the fight
Did they take your heart
Not the organ but the will to drive
That’s what will keep you alive
The power that flows through your veins motivates you and causes you to thrive.
Open your eyes little tiger you have always been you.