Shadows dance among the trees,
attempting to pull me to my knees.
But I stand up straight, face them tall,
I know I can always defeat them all.
They grin at me, laugh at me.
They think today will go differently.
They cackle and snort, growl and hiss,
Their leader gives a sign I do not miss.
With a flick of his tail, they all close in,
certain that today they will win.
I let out a cry,
and wave "Bye-bye!"
A wave of cats joins the fight,
battling in the morning light.
I growl, "Tigerstar, you`ll never win.
I`ll make you pay for all your sins."
His tabby fur ripples slightly,
and I realize he is about to pounce on me.
I slash at him and jump away,
turning back to hear him say,
"We`ll be back to regain our glory!"
And that is the end of our story.
For he did earn back his glory.
But it came at a price,
and that was: his life.