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Big cat roars

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Big cat roars

     Big Cat Roars. 

A big cat roared in the wilderness,
As the birds fled to the skies,
As the echo’s of the thunderbirds
Be drowning out their cries.
As mad, mad man goes off to war,
And young men die 
Oh Lord what for?????

The dark green bird with the big propeller 
Be dropping off some fine young fellows,
To fight a mad, mad, war in tears
As anguished mothers face their fears.
And boys, some dying for leaders pride,
Be forced to thrust their souls aside.

The Romans march they off to war,
They're still with us and that's for sure.
The Gulf, Iraq and Vietnam
Does anybody give a damn???
About boys dying in the night,
And who be wrong and who be right.?

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  1. Date: 10/11/2013 4:53:00 PM
    I agree of course and congress disrespects them all yet again .. Someday they will call a war and no one will come.. Anyway stopped by to say hello before I say good by..

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Michael. it is good to see you on my page, I appreciate your comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 7:46:00 PM
    Awh the felions roaring! Roaring like lions in the Safari! A beautiful peom, full of powerful events and words that bring a tear to my eye! Heartfelt and powerful my friend! Thanks for sharing Peter! :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/9/2013 5:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Chris, just got back from my holidays, and am OIn action again. Thank you for your comments, my friend
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 3:21:00 PM
    Thanks for your comments, my friend. The answer is that I don't really know, I write what comes out, and one day I started using this way of when I wrote this piece about ten years ago. I like to write stuff that stirs people from their ruts, I guess I am just wicked lol...Your comments are appreciated whether good or bad....Peter

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 9/26/2013 4:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I understand that completely. Ideas come out how they come out and sometimes we never know in what form they will come. I appreciate your answer because it's honest. Thank you for taking time to respond. I respect your point of view :)
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 10:16:00 AM
    I thought your use of "be drowning, be dropping; who be wrong, who be right" was interesting; they don't quite sound grammatically correct, and was wondering if that was intentional? I'm curious about this choice of words (not being critical; I am just wondering about your thought-process). But I am must say this is a strong, vivid poem with strong imagery and kudos for writing about such a divisive, difficult subject :)

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 7:46:00 AM
    Very expressive work about a timely topic..War is awful..Sad that we humans have to go around blowing everything up..Some day there will be peace..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/26/2013 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks sara, that is too true, and it seems to be getting worse, and all for ideals!! I appreciate you coming by.....Peter
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 4:26:00 AM
    That is the case everywhere on the globe. Sad and full grief, Peter

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/26/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    To true that is doc, and what can we do? thank you for your comments...Peter
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 2:22:00 AM
    yes, this is a gruesome state of the world so well penned... what is it's reason, i know not, except that power rules, not the heart or love... marvelous, timely message!..:) huggs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/26/2013 3:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Nette, it makes me want to be as a great man said 'in this world but not of it" there is so much hatred and anger in the air. I appreciate your comments....Peter
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 2:03:00 AM
    Not 'just' poem and a poetical way of speaking out.......... The other day someone said that she didn't like poetry because it is too "woolly" I think this poem of yours will make her - at least - think about the woolliness of poetry..

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/26/2013 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, I always admired Woody Guthrie, and I guess I like to write the sort of stuff he would write, I like to make people think and use self reliance, instead of following the leader. I appreciate your comments...Peter