Elena Plotkin


Tiger, Tiger (Not Kipling)


Tiger, Tiger, up a tree.
Tiger, Tiger come to me.
Tiger, Tiger locked in a cage.
Tiger, Tiger placed in a rage.
Tiger, Tiger do not growl.
Tiger, Tiger do not scowl.
Tiger, Tiger will not leap.
Tiger, Tiger put to sleep.

(c) 2013 Copyright Elena Plotkin

Submitted: Friday, February 21, 2014
Edited: Friday, September 05, 2014

Topic of this poem: tiger


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This poem is what happens when you taking animals from their natural habitat.

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  • Veteran Poet - 3,896 Points Bri Edwards (3/16/2014 4:10:00 PM)

    the last line was a boo hoo line. (i'm thinking 'death' sleep here) : ( is it the man-eater?
    ?
    i like the poem, but what do you think of my idea to have the words.locked and placed switch places? ? just a thought.
    nice rhyming. a nice little poetic snack! thanks for sharing. bri :) (Report) Reply

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