She glances around the cage
Presses her muzzle to the cold metal bars
Snarls a song of fury
As they try to get close.
They stumble back in fear
She grins in satisfaction
Licks her paws striped Hallows Eve
But her heart yearns for company.
She whimpers when away they run
She didn't realize even though
They were the ones that trapped her
She wants them to stroke her fur
And smile and comfort her.
The tigress paces her small cage
Growls at the doleful emptiness
Lays down in the stiff hay
And closes her eyes.
She dreams of her home
Where she once was
Before this, long ago.
She has always solved her problems
With brashness and arrogance
But maybe now
She should try something different
Try to sweeten her words.
She just wants out
She just wants a companion
She just wants everything that she can't have
In this steel cage
Behind these bars.
Behind these cold, cold bars
That she cornered herself in.