my 10-year-old son wrote this poem in class based off of a poem called "Identity" by Julio Noboa Polanco...
Let them be as poodles,
Always pampered, cared, loved, admired,
But harnessed to a rich lifestyle.
I'd rather be a wild, dangerous wolf,
Howling at the moon like a warrior
Yelling his battle cry in war.
To have broken through the
Cages of humans, to live, to feel
Free of the open wild in nature.
To be swayed by the scent of carcasses
Carrying my soul, my legacy,
Running through the woods of time
or into the wilderness of the bizarre.
I'd rather be unseen and
If then be hunted by everyone
Than to be a small helpless dog,
Being dyed a different color every day.
Where they're raised, pampered, and decorated
By wealthy human hands.
I'd rather smell of bloody rotten stench
than of sweet, dainty dog.
If I could stand alone, strong and free
I'd rather be wild, dangerous wolf.