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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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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
Congratulations on the well-deserved DLD on such a powerful piece:heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
Congratulations on the well-deserved DLD on such a powerful piece:heart:
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Hfeather53 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is wonderful.
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violetense Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Writer
I would favorite this many times over if I could.
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
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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forestmeetwildfire Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so sorry, i meant here.
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forestmeetwildfire Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you have been featured here.
i would really appreciate it if you could give some love to the other features and :+fav: the journal! :heart:
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! Just a note to let you know I've featured this piece in my journal: [link] :)
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Lacewinged-Beauty Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Writer

^ This is where I found this piece. It's lovely and quite inspiring. Thank you!
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Glad to hear people do read the stuff I feature - I've been wondering if it was worth it to keep doing them :)
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Lacewinged-Beauty Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Writer

I think it's great! I've never gotten the hang of just how to do it though :/

I first took real notice when I got featured in a journal - it really opens you up to a new group of deviants!
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You may have to be a premium member to use thumbs in journals. I can't recall off the top of my head. Try copy and pasting a thumb into a journal sometime to see I guess :XD:
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Lacewinged-Beauty Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Writer

I didn't even know how to do that ... ^__^


I suppose I could!
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Do you know what a thumb is? (I get the impression you don't ^^; Sorry if I'm telling you what you already know.) Just look for a code on the right side of a deviation. It will say :thumb: and have a bunch of numbers. That's what you use :)
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Lacewinged-Beauty Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Writer

Awesome, thank you.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
So very poignant, overflowing with openness :heart:
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anniba Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
:heart:
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