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Below is the poem entitled BLOOD IVORY'S JAWS which was written by poet cherl dunn. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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From deep beneath, 
Murky waters flow,
Amidst currents depths
Two eyes watch the waves,
Primal fear grips mans basic,
Instinctual need to survive.
Hear the music echoing, 
And see the fin surfacing.
Predations unseen predator,
Glides at hells speed.
Natures gray phantom,
Feeding hungers unsatisfiable,
Carnal lust.
Perfections ultimate creation,
A killing machine, fueled by 
Poundage’s in take of flesh and 
Camouflages deception masters,
Dwelling in hidden shallows, 
 Blacked realm.
Waiting ever aware, for deaths,
Calling, blood Ivory's crimson.
Jaws smile at unguarded preys,
Weakening moment to strike.
The hunters thus emerge,
 Leaving redresses chum field,
Behind in destruction’s wake.
Behold wreckage’s ruins, a harvest
Of humanities leavings, 
Left overs floating above.
Just when you thought it was safe,
To go back into the water?
Someone screams Shark, SHARK!!!

Dedicated: SHAWN (aka shark bait)

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  1. Date: 4/13/2015 3:21:00 PM
    Cheryl, I truly enjoyed reading your first write on the Soup. Welcome to the site. We all hope you enjoy your stay with us. Well done. :O) Keep up with the great work. Keep on penning. Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful and creative talents with us. We all truly appreciate it. *S* Cynthia

  1. Date: 2/6/2015 4:27:00 AM
    Oh, this is "fangtastic". Glad I read your first posting here.

  1. Date: 10/17/2014 7:53:00 AM
    truly powerful piece of writing cherl

  1. Date: 7/22/2014 1:55:00 AM
    Hi, Cherl. That which lurks beneath the surface has always been a bit unsettling for me and your poem certainly has not changed that. Very descriptive and full of imagery. I enjoyed this one..... Robert.

  1. Date: 4/26/2014 12:07:00 PM
    The ocean is indeed a world of mostly unidentified nightmares. I can help but feel really uneasy when I think about sinking into it in the middle of the night. Yikes!

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 6:49:00 PM
    cherl Such a chilling and eerie tale that would make anyone scared of going into the water. You captivate the reader with such imagery and description from the first word to the last. Thanks for the great and flattering comment on my Princess Jailed poem.

  1. Date: 1/19/2014 6:42:00 PM
    Hi Cheryl, just so you know I am on the down low. :)... I'm suppose to be on soup vacation. Look at me, your comments brought me to the surface... :) Linda

  1. Date: 1/15/2014 2:01:00 PM
    I truly respect how elastic you make our language a d it's accompaning images Cheri. Nothing can be assumed when reading and feeling your visions and messages. 'Glides at Hells speed...' a pivotal expression. J.A.B.

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 9:42:00 PM
    Howdy Cherl. I decided to read your first entry just so I can see how you've progressed. I thought that this poem was ummm... really, really good. I read it through several times, and in my mind, it was with a deep, narrrative voice. Starting calmly yet ominously. Then rising into a booming crescendo as it attacks. Only one problem though. The word "weaking". Did you mean "weakening"? Cause it kind of made me stumble when I read it. All in all though. I enjoyed this one a lot. Rockman :-)

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 8:37:00 AM
    Welcome to poetry soup. I loved how this poem flowed and built up to the end... your friend.

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 5:18:00 PM
    Cherl, congratulation with your featured poem of the week. God Bless, you and your family during the holidays,, always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 10:23:00 AM
    this was pretty good, even with free verse I prefer poetry with punctuation, to me it gives me a better sense of how the poet would say it. This had good visual imagery, enjoyed your work this morning Cheryl

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 10:15:00 AM
    Great writing....Seren

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 6:57:00 PM
    Comment :D

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 6:55:00 PM
    Awsome job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!