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Tigers Perspective

My teeth are sharp and long 
Hunger rouses me from rest
A family to feed
I needs must do my best

I travel many miles
Just some poachers kill lying around
I am not touching that.
Carrion picks food from the ground

The trees begin to thin, I can be seen
Where do I search for my prey?
My eyes are good, my nose is keen
My family are hungry another day.

The trees are sparse almost disappeared
The have been cut and dragged away
This was my hunting ground
But I see no recognizable prey.

A human on two legs
A scythe in his hand
But my family need some food
And this prey cannot take a stand

Hunger prompts me on
My family may die
This is the food I’ll take
One leap, he sees his last sky

No fight, no weight to drag him home
But there was no other meat
These humans waving sticks and guns
But my tiger speed they will not beat.

I could be like the carrion picking at the scraps
The body’s poachers are killing
But my home is being ravaged
By those humans, who the soil are tilling.

No thought for me and my family 
Except to hang my skin on a wall
But my family come first
And will until from hunger, we all shall fall.

© 16/08 2013
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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 11:37:00 AM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 4:26:00 PM
    Very nice write Mandy...congrats...Peter

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 10:16:00 AM
    congrats on your placement , Mandy, written the way it is, enjoyed!

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 7:47:00 AM
    Congrats on making the winners list.

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 11:50:00 PM
    HI, Mandy. This one was great for me just like all the others! In fact, one of the best for telling it how it is!! Congrats on the winners' list.

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:14:00 PM
    well done Mandy much enjoyed Ty for support congrats on your win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:14:00 PM
    Great write .....Seren

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:00:00 PM

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 6:18:00 AM
    very nice write Mandy....many animals are losing their habitat...

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 8:12:00 PM
    Well done an epic write. Good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 1:17:00 PM
    You have gone above and beyond with this poem.....bringing to light the plight of the beautiful beast. Excellent!!

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 10:32:00 AM
    a good depiction, Mandy, of the tiger and how he will stop at nothing for his survival. I read about how they don't normally want anything to do with humans or to eat us for food, but their dwindling resources are forcing them. . . good job!

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 8:58:00 AM
    Great work expressive the tigers point of view..You did a great job of getting in the tiger's skin..Reads like a winner to me..Thanks for stopping by..Sara