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Fatal Attraction

Those shining moonlit eyes
Stare boldly from behind the tree
I hear his breaths like sighs
Or rolling waves from the far sea
The striped face stares at me.

The native hunters, those who dance
Paint their skin black and green
The one who holds me in this trance
His stripes have been called those of fiends
By no human could I be seen 

The villagers said to my face
To stay away from there
“The den, the lair, it is no place
For you: MEN who return are rare”
They don’t know the lure of night air

And now I stand here with my poem
In the silence I’m tighter wound
Than when the bugs rustle in loam
For I know he’d never make a sound
By the tiger I’ve been found.

**Alas!  I wrote this for the quintain contest but I am too late!**

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  1. Date: 12/16/2011 5:45:00 AM

    I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Grace. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I am going to see if I can write something for a couple contests this weekend. Hope you find the inspiration to do the same. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/15/2011 7:42:00 AM

    Interesting poem, at first, I thought it was about an Indian warrior, not a tiger. Enjoyed your poem. Happy Holidays! Catie :)