Treasure Island

Mark R Slaughter


Tiger's Prey


The tiger steals alone in stealth -
His camouflage, a natural wealth
Of predator's keen survival.
He'll cast you down in undetected tidal
Waves of claws and teeth
To pin you bleakly underneath.

The tiger stalks in jungle shade -
His deadly silence on parade
For unsuspecting tender souls:
With perfect timing, he controls that
Pounce of deadly scope
To leave you now devoid of hope.

The tiger's handsome might is shy -
To catch his visage is to die,
For you'd have faced his brawny frame:
In brutal flash of orange flame,
Your final ounce of life a hint
That you
Were once
His game…



Copyright Mark R Slaughter 2009

Submitted: Sunday, October 04, 2009
Edited: Saturday, February 16, 2013

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  • Marie Shine (10/4/2009 7:02:00 AM)

    A very well deserved tribute to 'The Tiger'! Wonderfully written and presented poem with outstanding crystal clear imagery, which enables the reader to see the tiger in all his glory, in his jungle abode. A child would enjoy this poem very much and I think it would set their imagination running wild and free Mark, especially a little boy. I loved reading this poem very much and I THANK YOU for sharing it with me dear friend. (Report) Reply

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