Barking bird

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Advocating the courage to be different.  


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Barking bird

I stand awkward and unsure
So different from the rest
Unaccepted and rifled with ridicule
Uncomfortable yet hoping to conform
A fate that feels so wrong

I struggle to fight the urge without intent 
A path I forever lament
My tribe will love me if only I can find
Those common attributes they say will forever bind

Yet, there is a different path I pursue 
Bold and true to myself I burst through
Realize my destiny and prove to be great
Never looking back but only within
Being different without fear for its my fate

There are no barking birds 
Unless I choose to be first
I so choose
To be a lone barking bird

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 2/19/2017 12:48:00 PM
    You lay out your insights with understated grace. Being an outsider all my life, I felt an affiliation with this. John