Barking Bird

Premise: The strength to outwardly express your individuality. To be who you are most comfortable being in a world where that’s not always accepted. A story of hope and encouragement.

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
I will be the lone barking bird