King of Cowards

J Osako, undated

I'd rather be a man of Tin
     and have no heart to break,
 than watch you leave me here alone
     with sorrow in your wake.

I'd rather be a man of Straw,
     and lack the wit to see,
the beauty of both mind and form
     that has abandoned me.

No, I am not a man at all,
     just a dumb beast am I
I'll hide my face deep in my mane,
     so none can see me cry.