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The Zoo Story

Not long ago, some tragic soul, a young man, Accidentally fell into the well (an 18-foot drop) In the Delhi zoo, Where a white tiger was resting cozily In the warm September sun. The stunned young man, A poor Androcles, A gladiator without a sword, Pitted against the six-foot wild animal, Held up his hands—as if in supplication. The tiger, curious, studied the victim Before swiping him; And then again took quite some time – Perhaps to let the people around Watch and cry louder And to let an excited boy Record a neat video, On his mobile, of the moments of agony – To maul the unarmed gladiator And drag the limp body away Before eventually retreating. A gory death With no glory in it. The moral of the story? RSVP! --Ram, R. V.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 7/2/2017 1:57:00 PM
well written, regards, Kevin
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Ram R. V.
Date: 10/6/2018 8:30:00 PM
Dear Kevin, Thanks for your appreciation. Sorry for the delayed rsponse. Ram
Date: 7/2/2017 1:52:00 PM
A Zoo story, I like Zoo stories thought I Alas this is a horror story and very descriptive. Really well written, kind regards, Kevin
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