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Born to Kill

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Born to Kill

Lethal alertness - 
Tigers, lions and leopards...
The top-cats stalk their prey with
shoulders hunched high up,
belly grazing the grass
Pure survival depends on
 
deadly awareness - 
A stunning sight to behold
A blinding speed rush
A bite to the throat

Yet I put them all to shame
Just me, your housecat…

Footnote: It is generally accepted that today’s ordinary housecats were first domesticated by the ancient Egyptians to control rats, mice and dangerous, venomous snakes in their grain houses, built with woven reed and easily gnawed through
The housecat is by far the most efficient hunter in the cat family…Ever seen one scale a tree when they mean business? I once watched ours and the cat next door chasing each other up and down a tree. It was literally a matter of seconds each way…A squirrel wouldn't have stood a chance

For Just That Archaic Poet’s contest 

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  1. Date: 1/28/2014 3:52:00 PM
    Tim, CONGRATULATIONS, a very clever write, you did well in "Personifying Any Animal of Your Choosing" *enjoyed every poem.......... ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 9:41:00 PM
    NICE WRITE HERE AND THANK YOU FOR YOU ADDING ME TO YOUR FAVORITES LIST, ALSO I LOVE ALL CATS AND THE ABOVE FACTS ARE SPOT ON THE MARK. CHERI

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 3:10:00 AM
    Nice presentation, Sir Tim! Congrats to you on your win in the contest and compliments of the seasons to you and yours.

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 1:02:00 AM
    Enjoyed the personification and congrats on your win, Tim

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 10:57:00 PM
    you did a unique and GREAT approach to this theme, my movie loving friend, and thanks for supporting my blog!!

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 5:55:00 PM
    super interesting and enjoyable , tim... love the tempo of this piece; truly a "lethal awareness " made to surprise the reader..amazing, amazing!...huggs

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 7:30:00 AM
    - Fantastic animals ..... yes, they are born to kill - a clever poem to the contest Tim - good luck! - I wish you a Happy New Year, all the best to you. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/31/2013 11:29:00 AM
    Was this written about my cat? If my cat had an online profile somewhere this poem would be the 'about me' section :p