IF I WERE A BIRD?
If I were a bird, would I thank you too?
Would you terrify me more than angry dogs do?
Would I pray to God to save me just this time?
I know he loves me more than humans in rhyme.
If I had wings, would you relish me,
Would you cut off my head so I'd be free?
Would your laughter fill my void
As I sit there on your table feeling slightly paranoid?
Would I like your stories, your views upon this world?
Would I want to be you and speak to a flag unfurled,
Would I laugh at my body and feel blessed to be me,
The ruler of the planet, an escapee?
Would you think less of me if I wrote this line
Would you remind me of your culture and mine?
Would you forgive my lack of insight
On such a wonderful and special night
Or would you wish I were a bird,
A thing you know won't speak a word?
If you were a bird, would you thank me too?
Don't hate me — in many ways I'm just like you.
If you were a bird, what kind of bird would you be?
Would you be a turkey just like me?
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