And what if…?

… and what if for once i did not
do what is expected
of me what if i suddenly
rolled over waving arms and legs
wildly in the air instead
of all that slow-motion stuff
that tedious stretching pausing
and waiting and seeing and sitting
on the fence that we have learned
to do since birth?
… and what if I halted tradition
and did not change colour
the way they want me to always
that blending in with surroundings
not to be noticed suppose
i suddenly turned a flaming red
among my cool green leafy branch
would they be surprised would they be shocked
i fancy being pink with big white polka dots
just for a while till I grew tired of it
or purple with bright splashes of sunny yellow
and whilst we are at it i would not mind
having a go at flying why should some
by right view worlds from great heights
whilst others be forced to cling forever
doomed to dither and waver and teeter
in dark shadows?