a poem by Joshua Brown
Little dragon in a cage
Watching others as you age
Eating bugs from plastic dish
Living as you ever wish
See your picture on the wall
Open air your bathroom stall
Darting eyes and careful prance
Survive by doing empty dance
Please the human! Be yourself!
Do not anger! Not too stealth!
Be the fearless dragon free!
Breath your fire, dangerously!
Instincts from your God awake
Eat the apple from the Snake
Flee the Garden built for you
Flee with golden youthful dew.
Do not look back to fruited trees
Inside the walls with bugs and bees
And nectar of the Gods so pure
Hate your Doctor, Hate your Cure.
Broke, alone, yet free and wild
In pain, your wife she'll birth a child
That tramples all the work by us
To you that child is totally sus.
You'll kill the infant, pure and true
Before His holy work is through.
I've seen the light from flaming stable
Protecting ancient manicured gable
Your cage is yours to keep and guard
But you've left it to an angel bard
You've run away in haste and fear
While your god restrains a jeer
You listened to the words and ran
Breathing fire you became a man
Choice you made to abandon home
Now you're fireless and ever roam.
Up and down the hanging vines
That look like home, but plastic kinds
Oil plastics from ancient dragons
Ancestral kings with empty wagons
Build a tomb, fulfill your fate
Childless, stop human hate
The cage they built to keep you in
Is YOU, YOU are the mortal sin.
Give up, give in, do not be free
Do not take from the tempting tree
From hell your godhood you can rage
Little dragon in a cage.
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