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mama says
pull down your sleeves
they'll see, they'll see

but no-one's even looking

i say mama
tigers are proud and strong
and tigers show their stripes
so today i'm a tiger


and who says
i can't be a tiger
when razors made me fierce
and secrets kept me lonely

who says
i can't tiger-roar
when everything unsaid
ripped my throat raw

i made my stripes
with tiger-claws and tiger-teeth
so damned if i'm not a tiger
and damned if i won't roar

mama, i'm a tiger
mama, hear me roar
hush little tiger,
you're nearly extinct
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:iconilovetheapocalypse:
fantastic. reminds me of one of my favorite songs.
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haphazardmelody Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing. Captures...just all of that, perfectly.
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SilverInkblot Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there! Just a note to let you know I've featured this piece in my 2012 showcase of literature: [link] :D
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edibility Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist
This is such a beautiful way to talk about something that's belittled and misunderstood so often. Thank you.
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faunbones Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful, relatable and very inspiring, thank you.
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Sammur-amat Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
Congratulations on the well-deserved DLD on such a powerful piece:heart:
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Sammur-amat Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
Congratulations on the well-deserved DLD on such a powerful piece:heart:
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Hfeather53 Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is wonderful.
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violetense Nov 20, 2012  Student Writer
I would favorite this many times over if I could.
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:icondailylitdeviations:
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DailyLitDeviations and has been selected as our "Pick of the Day". It is featured in a news article here: [link] and on our main page.

Keep writing and keep creating.
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