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A wild strain is existent
So difficult to control -
Exempt nor human nor beast -
A part of the lifetime role

Call it genes or what you will
Fact remains, saint or sinner,
All souls have a torrid point
A mindless trigger inner

Most, by circumstance favored,
Seek social success, eager,
Stumbling now and then, again,
But knowing not the tiger

Then some are unfortunate
From early age, deep within,
Hot lava lay smoking
A sad series could begin

There are bad parents, bullies
A down early use of drugs,
Need for borrowing money
Lent by mafia or thugs

In time we have a jungle
Densely tangled up in woe
Lava mind starts to rumble
Vainly seeks a way to flow

Always there are weapons near
Our victim begins to growl
Reason dead, gun in hand, a
Deadly tiger on the prowl

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  1. Date: 1/16/2014 2:31:00 PM
    You never cease to amaze me, Daver! "Thugs, mafia, nor human nor beast". Charles Darwin and Sigmund Freud would have a heyday with this topic. However, you have pretty well summed up the subject.:) Keep well...Love, Mikki.

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 9:47:00 PM
    Very powerful poem Daver, all that youthful energy and hunger can really cause problems.

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 9:34:00 AM
    Yes, within can be a tiger that is deadly but it doesn't have to be..That energy can be triggered for good..Thanks for stopping by..Your comments are always uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 12:09:00 PM
    Hello dear poet friend of mine ! This write of yours sir, from, "the wild strain", to the; "Deadly tiger on the prowl", ignites in this soul....the truth of life as we know it. A fantastic poetic write Dave ! You waste not one hot coal in this write ! It was a pleasure to read you today. Have a wonderful week sir.....much love, james

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 2:42:00 PM
    Well i can feel the echoes of many peoples realitys in this Daver; I'll give you an 8 for A grrreat and attention holding write here.."

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 6:14:00 PM
    Brilliant Dave, you have found the worst in us and grind it all in the animal. Love the tricks it plays in my brain. Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 1:34:00 PM
    Look out for them scary paws , ~*~ SKAT

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 12:07:00 PM
    Good afternoon Daver, I'm going to fear the tiger always... I like the image of lava mind,,, that explains a lot! I enjoyed stopping by to read your poem. Take care and have yourself a nice day. xox~LINDA