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Bengal

I move with stealth, assurance 
Muscles taunt beneath striped coat
Footpads softly caress the ground
My home
My sanctuary
The grasslands and forests of India
Men refer to me as Bengal
They wish to trap the predator
Sieze my freedom
Place me in a cage
I would rather be mounted on their wall

My brothers and sisters
Pace within their prisons
Lifeless meat placed at their feet
Not wild buffalo 
Where is the deer, the wild pig
No thrill of the hunt
No honor 
Life without balance
Eyes that have lost their fire

Oppressors and their children
look through bars or plexiglass windows
What can they truly see
Just a shadow of beauty
A glimmer of strength
They do not witness one like me
Powerful
Ferocious
Regal

I am Bengal
I am meant to be free
I will fight to remain
The master of this land
Come witness me here
I'm not in a cage
So I say beware
Don't come too near

Any Animal personification contest.
I hope you enjoy it Chan


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  1. Date: 1/28/2014 3:47:00 PM
    Richard, CONGRATULATIONS, a very clever write, you did well in "Personifing Any Animal of Your Choosing" *enjoyed every poem.......... ~SKAT~

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/28/2014 7:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks SKAT
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 8:36:00 AM
    Congrats to your well, deserved win Craig! :)

    Kimathi Avatar Teddy Kimathi
    Date: 1/7/2014 11:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry Sir. My writing was faster than my sight. LOLEST!!!!
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/7/2014 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Teddy, my name is Rkchard.
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 2:58:00 AM
    A beautiful piece, Craig! Congrats on your fine win and compliments of the season again.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/7/2014 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No worries AO.
    Oyewole Avatar Abdulhafeez Oyewole
    Date: 1/5/2014 5:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    OMG! I'm unaware of this mixed up (you pointed out) hitherto now. But the remark is and was intended for your work and not his. I sure mean you and yours well, sir Richard. I'm sorry for this. Bet you find a place in your heart to understand.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/5/2014 8:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi A.O. I think you got me and Craig mixed up. All the bet of the season to you as well.
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 12:43:00 AM
    Enjoyed the personification and congrats on your win, RichaRD

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/5/2014 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Dr. Ram
  1. Date: 1/4/2014 9:59:00 AM
    Congrats on your win in my contest, my dear friend! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/5/2014 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Chan, I am pleased you like it even though it does not rhyme.
  1. Date: 12/21/2013 9:13:00 PM
    You are a man after my own heart. Your poem reminds me of the wolf at the door;Who almost moved in with the dog for food and warmth until the dog said you will have to ware a collar. The wolf turned to the woods and ran off . Anyway I do like this poem. Happy holidays to and your family;. Michael.

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 10:38:00 PM
    I love this one! It is absolutely beautiful....powerful, strong, free!!! Somehow......this avatar of yours.....reminds me of a lion (not a tiger, but a lion) Believe me.....that is a HIGH compliment! I love lions. I have the pictures everywhere in the office and at home. :) I don't know why......but it just does and it did even before I ever read this piece. Wonderful write, Richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/20/2013 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's a new one for me. Thanks just call me Mustapha *lol" Thanks for the compliment.
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 12:09:00 PM
    Thanks to all who commented.

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 9:21:00 AM
    Another masterpiece! You captured a very serious issue wonderfully...makes one think of how the animals that are taken from their natural habitats feel.

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 4:08:00 PM
    Richard, that was a wonderful write, well done...Peter

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 12:22:00 PM
    congrats on a fine win Richard...

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 11:08:00 AM
    Congrats, Richard...It is so deserving...

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 2:08:00 AM
    this should be the best Congrats on your win. Morgan

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/23/2013 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are kind Danesh
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 11:30:00 PM
    I love how you put yourself in the tiger's "paws" with this one. This is truly one of the best in the contest. Congrats on a well deserved win.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/23/2013 6:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Cute comment, thanks so much Andrea
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 8:55:00 PM
    it is a nice one Richard... SKAT

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/23/2013 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Skat
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 8:47:00 PM
    hi Richard and ty for your support I loved this congrats on your win Shadow x smile

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/23/2013 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for adding my poem to the winners list.
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 7:22:00 PM
    I hate the idea of caging animals. I lived in west bengal for almost 8 yrs but never visited the zoo. I am so impressed by this write...cheers ! Freedom applies to all living things on earth ! You have done a great job ..

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/13/2013 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are an adventurer as well as a romantic. A great combination for a poetess. Thanks for the kind comment.
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 6:19:00 AM
    Stupendous write! You have truly captured the beauty of a tiger living free. In my state there is a big cat rescue and preserve. I love going, but am saddened when the tigers stare at me through the fences bordering their habitats.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/11/2013 7:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Zoos have allways made me uncomfortable. With film we can capture the majesty of the animals, I don't see the purpose of caging them.
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 6:17:00 AM
    Hi Richard,this is one I really enjoyed from you.The highlight for me would be the use of personification,you could sense that you really threw your heart into this one.Fantastic.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/7/2013 7:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mustapha!
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 10:07:00 PM
    This is really good Richard. I think that every animal should be allowed to be free. If we don't bother them - they won't bother us. I have seen them up close. They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/7/2013 7:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I agree Lucilla
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