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The Tiger and the Dove

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The Tiger and the Dove

The tiger, majestic and proud
Fearless, strong and solitary
A predator by nature
Domineering yet wary

The dove, gentle and harmonious
Passive and apprehensive
A free spirit by nature
But always on the defensive

The jungles most perilous feline
Encounters the fragile dove
A most unlikely pair
Yet they have found love

Their journey will be a challenge
Obstacles in every direction
A never ending conflict
Between rage and affection

Each possesses, what the other lacks
Complimenting and yet taunting
A compromise of character
Is what they are wanting

She wants his intemperance
He wants her domestication
Together seeking a compromise
In search of salvation

The dove cannot tame him
Or dismiss his need for the hunt
She must accept who he is
Placing him at the forefront

The tiger cannot disengage her
Or deride her passion to nest
He must accept who she is
Keeping her abreast

The future lies uncertain
For the tiger and the dove
But they can conquer anything
If they just remember to love

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  1. Date: 7/8/2011 12:01:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your amazing poetry today Dawn. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with good health, love, laughter, and loads of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/23/2010 11:36:00 AM
    This is still one of my favorite poems written by you Dawn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/6/2009 10:33:00 AM
    I am reading my favorite poems today and just wanted to let you know this is still a favorite to me Dawn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/19/2009 1:34:00 PM
    Wonderful sentiment. In the past I have tryed but love does not conquer all in the end if the dove didn't fly off the tiger would eat it. From one who's had the courage to fly off. Light & Love Debbie Guzzi