One Day As a Lion

One day as a lion,
I will betray you in my name.
Only in happiness
am I powerless.
At the expense of this fire,
I hold the cost of my desire.
Caged when I am ill,
the agents who hold the key
lack the eyesight to this plight.
Begging to be set free
only to be laughed at,
I am thrown six feet deep.

Raising my fist as I march around,
holding onto what I believe.
The day will come when
I am let go and I am able to
blister my enemies
with stories of these
chains I have burnt
just to be me.