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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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copper9lives Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This...takes my breath away. Roar, tiger, roar.
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artisticallystupid Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Excuse me, but this is brilliant.
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SoraLove Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Powerful and amazing!
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Phantomtigers Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
wow this is.. extremely powerful :O
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Morticia-Lynne Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Writer
I read this with my country friends voice in mind, she calls her mom mama and cuts alot.
It made me really hurt because I know nothings better for her still, as well as this sounds exactly like something she'd say.
Stunning work, powerful and emotional, and the description makes it heart breaking.
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ilovetheapocalypse Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
fantastic. reminds me of one of my favorite songs.
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing. Captures...just all of that, perfectly.
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful, relatable and very inspiring, thank you.
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