The Insolent Beast and I

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 23:29 -- sborek

You scratch and growl

With claws and teeth of steel

Chest out, proud

Smirking like the insolent beast you are


You push, you stomp, you pounce

Asserting dominance wherever you can

Others fawn and kiss your ass

I will not partake


Although I quiver and squeak and cower

My voice screams louder than yours ever will

Although your following is large

They are meek


While my crowd may be small

Two or three at best

The strength I receive is more

than your assortment can give you


They shout, yell, screech, and whoop

For not only the little, but the big

Yours might do the same

But unlike mine, it isn’t out of joy


The fear you have instilled is not one to be pleased of

When you raise your voice, they recoil

Whether it be anger or joy

For they never know which one


You never get pushed to become better

Because you believe you are perfection

And damn anyone who tries to tell you different

For everyone else is wrong, whilst you must be right


My people don’t expect perfection

But they do know when I can do better

While you are applauded for treating the nerd rudely

I am applauded for helping him out


For it is not the confidence

We need to worry about with you

It’s the character you seemed to misplace

Though still blossoming beneath the cold cage you have placed it in


You tend to see the bad

in those who don’t agree with your ways

But even with the cocky façade

I still see the good within you


And one day, I hope you can see it too

This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world


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