Once upon a time, I was born.
Around me were dim, radiant lights and burning steel.
Suddenly, a bright light pierced my eye like a thorn.
Through the pain, I saw a man's leg and a woman's heel.
Out of pure instinct, I ran from hell.
Past the humans and their home, I chanted, I can, I can!
Outside, stood sunflowers and cloud. Fools, they cannot run well!
For freedom and no possession, I yelled, I'm the Gingerbread Man!
Liberation and Liberty was only a swim away. A fox in my way.
He asked to help and I agreed hastily. There were animals that surrounded.
The fox helped but I felt a burden, if he asks for anything, I must may.
From tail to back to snout, in the heavens! I became astounded!
Crunch! I flailed with my limbs torn. Turning into dust.
Dying and deceived. Was there anyone I can trust?