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Born to be Free

With omnivourous appetite, across the Asian loam she tiptoes in on felid feet a coat of rust, fingered deep with sun and heat not meek, yet gracefully, dripping tar of black and white which neatly marks her form With languid movement wild and free in hunting mode, she prepares her task with lynx-like eyes, that mirror death she's one supreme illusionist Taught by nature to melt in place, slipping and stalking, lurking while hiding, leaping, killing prey, whose lapse, or drowse will cost the most It is her task, to pounce in great repose with practice of her art, composed She guides me over pathless plains, where wisps of grass will reach for rain If once to turn towards camera's eye I'd capture life before it's gone The lens will keep forever wild It knows the cost of what we see but only fleeting, born to be so beautiful .... so wild and free
________________________________________________________ Submitted for the Contest sponsored by Shadow Hamilton "Tigers Living Free" 8/18/13

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  1. Date: 8/23/2013 4:23:00 PM
    You are a wonderful poet, congrats...Peter

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 7:42:00 AM
    I so enjoy your work, congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 2:17:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Morgan

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 11:45:00 PM
    yes, your poem reminds me of "Born Free" and how well you captured the theme with this most elegant poem, Carrie. Congrats for your win. and thanks for commenting at my blog.

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:06:00 PM
    Carrie excellent poem Ty for support congrats on your win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 8:58:00 PM
    well done Carrie.. SKAT

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 1:46:00 PM
    Wonderful take on the contest theme Carrie.Love it.I am not coming here (soup) frequently now a days.

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 9:29:00 AM
    Your imagery is lovely Cairie.Loved it.

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  1. Date: 8/18/2013 10:35:00 PM
    Sweet music! Carrie! And thanks for listening today! jimbo

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 2:29:00 PM
    - A very good poem Carrie .... title: "Born to be free" says it all! - All the best to you. - Good luck in the contest! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)