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Footsteps of the Tiger

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Footsteps of the Tiger

The tears of the tiger
Trapped in this snare of man
Fades into an ancient kingdom
Where silent footsteps once reigned

To feel his breath upon your neck
Is to know that death has come
His lick will taste your soul
And jaws will steal your flesh
His honour will take your sacrifice
And your fears will die with you.

But should his wits fail
To my ambitions,
 Then he will know
That I am top predator

Oh beautiful creature
Whose grace was born to kill?
 Your Hyde is but a bauble to me
When I have forgotten this day
Moths will feast on your memory
These glass eyes that I give to you
 Will see this mausoleum
That I have created 
For death has always been my work

Yet when I see the tears of noble beast
Defeated by a cruel world
One feels his tears run down my soul
And something is lost to me

Your eyes that once stalked this life
Celebrating discovery of prey
Hide tears of a changing world
Your destiny is to talk in silence

Though your roar now falls silent
You were always heard in my heart
The message consumes this hunter with guilt
But no one will hear,
Except the tiger and me

Being human I wish to be a tiger
For in life he was a great king
And only time can make him a pauper
His magnificence is his downfall
But in death he was always
 A noble being.

 I was the darkness
That tried to touch his light
But I am not worthy
 I am the pauper who destroyed a king

And now the future 
Belongs to paupers
Who will never see
A World that was once filled
With such noble things
For all that remains
are the shadows of me.
 



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  1. Date: 2/23/2013 2:09:00 PM
    Checking out some of your poetry..dont know how Ive missed it...dont get to the soup that often. You are really talented...do you write professionally? BG

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 2:19:00 PM
    You follow the steps of the Tiger very well, enjoyed your poetry today, xxx