For clarification: A chimera is a term used for any creature composed of other creature's parts. A lion-goat-snake thingy is most famous, but this poem will focus on my own original character who is made of who knows how many animals. I just uploaded a cover for this, and I realized the creature looks creepily like Discord from MLP. What the cluck? That was not intended)
If I could go back to that time
To when my good soul was untethered
I would not choose this to be
Anything other than me would be better
You see, an eagle soars high
You see, the lion is always respected
And the dragon is fiery and fierce
And the horse calm, recollected
But when combined, these good beasts
A tragedy does come of the mix
A chimera, a mismatched soul
A messy beast no-one can fix
I would not be this monstrous stew
If I had the chance to decide
Why, O fate, am I doomed
Will I ever knew what I am besides
A frazzled, unlovable thing
I came down from the highest peak
I'm sure that you have heard
A better place, I then did seek
Honest, no harm was intended
But they screamed and they fussed
Those humans, those fools
For violence and death they all lust
And from this serene view I was driven
But what a loud way I did go
Screaming and roaring and screeching
Honestly, it was just for show!
Now the tales they tell to their offspring
How they paint my name with blood
How they tell of this terrible monster
Who devours all below in the wood
Is this what they want me to be, then?
Is this what fate has decreed?
Why must it be the innocent one?
Why must the monster be me?
Inside I am always conflicted
Those humans, if only they knew
How easy their lives of harmony
They do not know how or why I rue
In my heart I am fierce, I am placid
From within I have thunder and song
In my gut I feel bloodlust and passion
And my legs...and my legs are too long!
What is the path of such a creature?
I don't know what to do or be
Am I reptile or equine or avian?
Or am I the only existing me?
Let them shriek and cry in terror
Let them be immersed by conceit
If I am destined to die undecided
Let them have their angry beast
I've waited years to see this day
I've finally found my one skill
I shall not fly or gallop for fate
I am a monster, I will kill