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Tiger in a Cage

Tiger in a Cage (a stab at men)

Like a caged tiger.
You do not know what is in my den?
There is no worse feeling than the way I pace back and forth repeatedly.
A headless collar is all you see.
The closer I get, the more you seem to pretend. 
To you these stripes look more like dots.
As you, continue to hold my lines and strands in your hand.
You stroke my stripes as if they were a loft of dental floss.

An ORANGE all squishy and rot.
Rough and tough!
You cannot peel what you cannot feel.
You do not know me at all?
You trust me.
You lace me.
You cannot describe the buds.
You cannot feel my fingertips.
A taste of nothing out of your lips.

Indian BLACK streaks in my skin.
How did you manage to even get in?
We mount this unspeakable stability.
A man-eater swallowing her growl.
This hunger is piercing throughout my veins.
Hiding the powerful black star sapphire in my eyes.
Every move I plan ricochets. 
A tiger, a tiger in her cage.

Only in your world, I am my own prey.
My wildness is rarely found above my skin.
Every day I wear this heavy coat, my stripes continue to sink in.
It is a solitary confinement when you are around.
You cannot see the black diamonds under this unbearable frown.

Dingy claws, tapping……
Natures dew bestows a toneless mixture of orange and black tattoo.
These stripes, belittle my self-esteem.
The moon flashes overlapped our taboo.
Never will you see a tigers gleam.

Spirituality waiting to rise above the trees.
It is my choice, to stand behind these unbreakable twigs.
Fertilizing like pollen under a blanket of bees.
Still the effects of your eclipse, bounce off my wall.
I am telling you!
You don't know me at all?
The roads these loads continue to grow.
Far ahead, I am the gravel under your toes.
Crouching like a Tiger hiding the way a dragon breathes.

You don't know how I feel!
I am a tiger in a cage please set me free!

by;pd

"Breed to Breathe" by Napalam Death 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKP9aaFkEEQ 

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  1. Date: 2/5/2014 7:04:00 PM

    Dear Poet Destroyer, I've always been shy you always say what is on your mind which is fine. If you offend someone (and it offends yourself don't beat yourself up over it, I have done the same struggled with it left came back.) It happens to all of us! (I have done that here more than once and always end up wanting to come back. Find peace within yourself and everbody like you and everybody will forget whatever you think you did wrong! Been there have the hat for it! Enjoytimeawayforpeaceofmind

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 5:18:00 PM

    Way to go with this winning lyrical work..Congrats on being in the winner's list..Sara

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 1:44:00 PM

    Hi, my dearest sis! I was enjoying & loving this very beautiful, powerful & stunning masterpiece of yours once again exuding your superb talent. I read it many times although I've read it already before. Thank U so much again & my biggest hearty congratulations on your well deserved great win! Biggest hugs! I'm up now. I fall asleep aftr schl & I woke up 12.10am to take late dinner ;). Goin back to bed later (no class this sat). Again, many congrats my dearest sis & bff! Tcare! lovem4evrLeo

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 9:13:00 AM

    Now this poem Is full of energy and very strong emotion. This poem is a very good poem Linda, Congrats on a well deserved win. Now, write like this again.....Luv.....Roger

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 11:16:00 PM

    What a lovely poem and a fine win. Congrats on the win,Linda

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 3:07:00 PM

    This poem is fierce and filled with danger, passion and heat! Wow.....well done PD !

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 10:53:00 AM

    Congratulations on you win friend PD. thank you for everything. wishing you and your family a blessed new year. hugs and kisses :) ;) ;)

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 7:52:00 PM

    Yes Linda, this is exactly how i picture you. A tiger in a cage, perfectly content with herself and surroundings, but as soon as someone rattles a stick on your cage ( your domain) , well look out. This is the spirit i see in you. A very lovely write, Hope your Christmas eve is filled with blessings, Love, Carl

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 11:41:00 AM

    Wondaful

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 12:30:00 PM

    just droping by again to read another of your cool poems please dont eat me ha ha im not all men i agree a lot of men are sad love your metaphores as always xxx davidscott

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 6:33:00 PM

    Hmmmm, Mauled but not giving up lol. I use to have nightmares about tigers as a kid, maybe they was warnings. Love the the way you write. Night my Sweet Dark Friend. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 2:43:00 PM

    Got the kisses and am savoring them xox U even made my profile pic grin,, lol

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 9:31:00 AM

    I agree with the comment below, this is so engaging! It was really quite a lot of fun to read, I never experienced a second of boredom! I love the whole idea behind this poem and you, as always, express your words and ideas absolutely gorgeously. Thanks for an enjoyable read PD :)

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 6:59:00 AM

    Wow, very engaging poem. Great write.

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 12:24:00 AM

    Excellent piece of work@ Nicely Done!!!!! :-)

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 12:35:00 AM

    PD Your word choice is delightful... you grab your reader and never let go!

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 4:23:00 PM

    very good very descrptive i love the way its writtin 6stars hope to read more of your work soon

  1. Date: 10/6/2012 11:25:00 PM

    ur as pretty as a sun setting on a waterfall in mid july hugs girl xoxo

  1. Date: 10/6/2012 11:23:00 PM

    beautiful poem well put Linda,check out my poem an let me kno what u think xoxo hugs What I love About You The sparkle in your eye, The warmth of your skin. Your breath on my neck, That quivers within. The touch of your hand, The smell of your hair. The kindness in your smile, That strength in your stare. Your kiss on my lips, Your body near mine. The stroke of your touch, That feeling inside. The sound of your voice, Compassion in your embrace. The serenity in your stride, The power in your face. The calming of your presence, The beating of your heart. The promise of tomorrow, That we may never part. The beauty of your kiss, and that magic in your touch. It is for all these reasons and more, Why I love you so much

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 10:19:00 PM

    PD, thanks for all your comments. You are a wonder here this week. Getting in so many comments. I know how hard it gets!!

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 9:40:00 PM

    I just dont' know about you. I sure wonder if you will go through with it!! hahaha

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 6:07:00 AM

    THIS IS EXCEPTIONALLY INTERESTING P.D.

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 9:46:00 PM

    Helle from NYC, Tigress. Crouching - ready to attack! Peace and Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 9:43:00 AM

    soupmail

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 2:14:00 AM

    I love this so much. A striking allegory, of majestic essence.

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 2:41:00 AM

    What splendid human imagery and profoundness. Excellently conveyed, intrigueinng, and well worth the read!!!! Cindy

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 8:42:00 AM

    ops! this is another amazing poem you wrote, PD! Actually, i've already read this one before but; perhaps, its enchantment and your creativity carried me away, making me again missed the comment. (smile). i really love it!!!!!! ..... and I can relate. love and hugs, leonora

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 5:46:00 PM

    Wow, what a poem. About the contest, do what ever contest you want. My idea was to have people mimic or rewrite a favorite poet's work, but a lot of them are using songwriters. Any idea will be good to spark creativity.

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 4:43:00 PM

    wowwwwwwwwwwwww!!! ~PD~ you know us woman got to stick to gether lol..... on keeping men on the straight and narrow..... soooooo leap great write my dear friend......

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 4:01:00 PM

    I love this,,,,,,, awesome write ,,,, blessings on this fine Sunday ;}

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