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        A Tiger's Words

I am the Tiger

I am like a ghost

I disappear into the shadows

Can you fear what you cannot see?

Some say they do not fear me

That I simply do not exist…

I am very much Alive

I am Fear itself

What is Fear?

Is it something you can control?

Is it something you can defeat?

I see it in my prey's eyes, when they spot me too late

And when they flee, their scent reeks of it, that fear-scent

It is overpowering, overwhelming, like a huge wave that swallows up everything in its path

The Fear seems to decide their fate, like a merciless execution

What is Fear?

Is it something you can control?

Is it something you can defeat?

I think not

I am the Tiger

I stalk by night, moving among the shadows and blending with them like the liquid killer that I am

I am invisible to my prey and my enemies

The night and I are one

I am the darkness itself

I am the Tiger

My strength is legendary, yet I walk as silently as a whisper, as lightly as a breath

My voice is thunderous and awesome; with it, I remind the world who is King

My great roar seems to split the sky and release the storms from within

My sharpened teeth are like white knives; they gleam brightly in the moonlight. When I smile, even the boldest of my enemies are brought to their knees

I see clearly in the night, as if it were day

My eyes shine like an eerie light in the darkness

They glow and glisten when they spot their target. They are like a separate living creature

They almost seem to be not of this world

I am the Tiger

Who dares approach me unarmed?

Who dares tempt my rage?

Can you make a pet out of me?

Or teach me to be gentle?

Can you make me submit to you?

Or make me beg for mercy?

Will you threaten to take my life?

Can you force me to become your slave?

Or make me speak to you with gentle words?

Woe to him who dares lay a hand on me!

For they will remember what I am and never do it again!

I am the Tiger

I do not fear the man with the sword

I laugh at the rattling of the lance

Arrows do not alarm me

Clubs do not make me retreat in fear

For I knew about the ways of a hunter before man walked the earth

I am at home among fire

For from it I was born

I am beautiful, yet deadly

And every creature that sees me trembles in fear

The mighty are terrified before me

The proud lower their heads in submission

The vicious turned as meek as a kitten

The powerful made weak before me

I am the Tiger
This is a continuation of this And it is now turned into a school project :D

This is my first poem so let me know what you think of it! :dummy:

Tiger photo belongs to its original owner somewhere in google images :P
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LionShallROAW Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
this truly shows the power and might of the fearsome tiger, beautifully written
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CatBeast17 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, why thank you very much! It's not too often that my writing gets a comment (not to mention that I wrote this what seems like AGES ago), so it's always a joy when someone takes the time to read it :aww: 

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LionShallROAW Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
well that's sad no one tells you if they like your writing,
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LoneWolf226 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Artist
I really like it! It's very poetic and unique.
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CatBeast17 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) I'm glad you enjoyed it ^^
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LoneWolf226 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student Artist
^^
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XbreakX Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Excellent job. It's a litte choppy, and I hope you don't take that the wrong way because It's really nice like that. I can clearly picture... this tiger and it's attitude. Very nicely written and enjoyable(:
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CatBeast17 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the nice comment! :) I hope my english teacher agrees with you! :XD:
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XbreakX Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
I certainly hope they do!
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burningfeathers101 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Excellent job, that poem is really good!
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