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Alligator Charm

She maneuvers gracefully without fins or flippers
creating no ripples in deep blue waters
sneaking calmly upon jittery preys
and disguise herself in the middle of the day

A sudden thrust from beneath the fog
she buries herself under a leafless log
with open jaws and gigantic teeth 
aiming directly at a block of meat 

Drifting towards his muddy feet
abruptly a bird landed on her choppy back
scaring away her most prized prey 
shouts and screams echoes from dreams
and she waits patiently the entire day

Many lessons to be learnt 
many concepts to understand 
but this deadly creature continues to expand
laying eggs in every corner
and breeding in every type of temperature 

Silent river swells beyond the challengers might
spanning more than ten thousand meters deep
rocky mountains or dry land 
no one can understand this poisonous creature's plan

Swollen lymph nodes crawl silently a shore
while thousands of optimistic hunters 
drift mystically to the center
pursuing the bloodthirsty alligator

She breath venomous substance in the air
threatening countless life far and near
smiling and waiting patiently
to capture her stalwart preys 
who have missed the track
and have gone astray

On the shore you are powerful and strong
but in the water you appear less than a man
maybe a sardine or a paedocypris progenetica fish
but you are on the menu for the evening dish

You have been running around seeking for answers
but turn to God your only friend and  honest partner
spend time with him for a day
listen carefully to what he has to say
and he will show you the way

Exuberant vegetation in or near the water's 
This is where she enjoys privacy and peace 
In the early morning and daylight hours
she lies flat on her stomach
waiting for you to cross 
do not intrude or surprise her
less she rip your pride apart

She lies in an open space with gigantic jaws agape
You could never tell that she is waiting for a significant prey
She camouflage and blend with the environment 
drink French wine, eat ice-cream, lasagna and Kebab 
enjoys family fun parks and modern entertainment

She is aggressive from March throughout September 
and fires up energy from the heat of the sun 
if you approach her during this time 
you are bound to loose your mind

Why should she hunt for food all night?
When she can just open her mouth without a fight
she will sit there for several hours and wait for you
And without warning capture you in her sticky throat

Father gator has taught her one thing
the best way to catch her prey
is to be friend with him
you can use a bait-hook  or a trip-snare trap
but she will never fall into that useless wrap

She doesn’t have to hunt all night
she can swallow you in broad daylight
raw fish and beef lungs If she gets you 
               You'll be done
 
                                                   ©2013 Christine Phillips

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  1. Date: 8/29/2013 9:13:00 AM
    Yep...very intimidating to come across one when you're not expecting it. It's a strange feeling to know you're not at the top of the food chain...:) Well done!

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 6:25:00 PM
    wew, this is a scarey one, you captured it well!

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 5:47:00 PM
    Hi Christine, Poignant write as an observer of nature would.. Ken

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 4:06:00 PM
    A wonderful write Christine, it makes one realize how weak we humans really are, we don't get alligators here, but we get some real mean crocodiles. I enjoyed your write Immensely....Peter

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 11:56:00 AM
    They are dangerous for sure but not as aggressive as the crocodile..Enjoyed reading your story in poetic form about them..Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 6:29:00 PM
    I think i'll steer clear of the alligators;;;witty poem...I enjoyed the read :)

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 2:08:00 PM
    Well, you got me on the hook! ;) Waiting.....