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A Tiger's Tale

Oh, master of heaven on four legs have we walked too long
let me upright walk said Amur the tiger, a man I would wish to be
“Amur” said the lord remain in the cave hungry and arise a man

The bear, who was his friend, stayed with Amur, the tiger in hunger
in a cave and as the Lord declared the bear for her discipline became a woman
Amur the tiger left to hunt, ate, and still slinks through the mountains.

Amur distraught stalks the woods in an endless hunt for food
man upright and small may only kill or bow to the tiger strength and pray
together man, woman and tiger may yet save the world.

*Above I have briefly told you of two of Korean creation myths.
The TIGER is at the center of Korean Culture, they have the 
largest tigers in the world in North Korea now, and they are
coming back from near extinction.

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  1. Date: 8/23/2013 4:36:00 PM
    I like the roaming aspect here. I think you caught it better than I. ~ Interested in the magazine. Is there a website or somesuch where I can submit poetry?

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 12:49:00 PM
    an informative piece....congrats on your win

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 7:39:00 AM
    Interesting piece, congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 2:15:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Morgan

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 11:39:00 PM
    I like how you inserted culture and myth into the challenge, Debs. Big congrats to you in this contest.

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:03:00 PM
    Debbie a great poem Ty Ty for support congrats on your win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 8:57:00 PM
    a good one...SKAT

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 1:56:00 PM
    Good story here in Sijo form.Enjoyed the read.Yes we have Carousel here in India.Infact we have everything except DEBI.

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  1. Date: 8/15/2013 4:12:00 AM
    Debbie...thanks for this enlightening write.....I have sone Korean friends here...Can't wait to ply them with questions ...Women are bears....For Sure!!! Joking aside....the message of hope rings true in your write....If only we would be the stewards of the world we were given...Proper stewards...Debbie...can't thank you enough for your kind post on my work. You touched the core of my heart. Left a response...thanks....:-D hugs

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 6:56:00 PM
    They are awe inspiring creatures, love the way you display them with great strength, enjoyed your verse Debbie xxx