Fox in the City
By: Todd Valentiano
In the forest lies this cunning thief at bay,
Ambition and loyalty newly swayed,
As these eyes have paused on a grand highway.
Crazily, the towns were not far away.
Released, born to be free, wild, untamed;
Tired that life soon dooms in the hunters' game.
Striding around these closed fields feels the same;
To change this lifestyle is what I have aimed.
Just one star above to serve as my guide,
Steadfast will I run in hope's doubtful ride.
Lift my head high like a lion's firm pride.
Zealous to succeed, shall endure, one tried.
Whatever upon me the world may smite,
The hardships and dangers others may cite;
Inspiration shall be pressed out of spite,
Head to the tail will this heart's flame ignite.
Today, my freedom has come to an end.
In place, a glorious span given to spend.
With all my strength, pow'r, this shall I defend.
For, dreams: one's greatest foe---and friend.
Loyalty Towards One's Dreams
|| Todd finally understands why his mother had named him 'Todd,' which meant 'fox.' Like the fox who was condemned of staying in the forest for safety, Todd was born to a farming family; his heritage didn't stop him from dreaming for the city. He keeps loyalty to his dreams, doing and enduring almost anything to achieve it. For a fox, freedom means much to it; but Todd sacrificed his own "freedom." With zeal in each step, he can't leave that deprived of a reward.