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The Attack - Poem by Denis Martindale
The tiger knew each second counts
As he went on the prowl...
Split-second timing for that pounce
Or else he'll pause to scowl...
Success or failure, win or lose,
Eat well or starve today,
That's why the moment he must choose
As he hunts for his prey.
He climbed up trees to scout the land,
He lied in silent wait,
He thought ahead with schemes well planned
So he could celebrate...
But he must play the waiting game...
While starving in the sun,
Or else he'll have himself to blame
When this long day was done.
I watched him through binoculars,
Aware of what could be,
While I chewed on some chocolate bars,
The tiger stared at me...
Let Nature take its course, I said...
So safe within my jeep.
That day, another victim bled...
Before he went to sleep...
Denis Martindale, copyright, February 2011.
The poem is based on the magnificent painting
by Stephen Gayford called 'The Attack'.
More Stephen Gayford poems here:
Poems About Tiger
- 1. The Attack , Denis Martindale
- 2. Jungle Prince , Denis Martindale
- 3. Bookends , Denis Martindale
- 4. Weary , Denis Martindale
- 5. Secret Swimmer , Denis Martindale
- 6. Look At Me! , Denis Martindale
- 7. Silent Danger! , Denis Martindale
- 8. Future King! , Denis Martindale
- 9. Treading Water , Denis Martindale
- 10. Charm , Denis Martindale
- 11. Hidden Danger! , Denis Martindale
- 12. Forest Waterhole , Denis Martindale
- 13. In The Shade , Denis Martindale
- 14. Always Alert , Denis Martindale
- 15. Stripes In The Snow , Denis Martindale
- 16. Up Close And Personal , Denis Martindale
- 17. My Turn Next! , Denis Martindale
- 18. When I'M Ready! , Denis Martindale
- 19. Indian Reflections , Denis Martindale
- 20. Purposeful , Denis Martindale
- 21. Eyes Of Warning , Denis Martindale
- 22. Ripples , Denis Martindale
- 23. My Bengali Wife (A Portrayal Of Character) , Bijay Kant Dubey
- 24. Hamster In A Tiger Tank (A Poem For Chil.. , Jojoba Mansell
- 25. Save The Tigers , rohan bendre
- 26. Tiger's Curse Chapter 1-7 By Colleen Houck , Nick Ryan
- 27. The Tiger (Revised) , Lena Hairston
- 28. Goodbye My Fallen Angel, Goodbye My Tige.. , Holly Heron
- 29. Tiger Toes , John T Shillito
- 30. The Tiger And The Deer , joanne tasker
- 31. Gladiator. , Christopher Thomas
- 32. The Tiger , George 2012
- 33. Life Of Pi - A Simply Marvellous Story B.. , Margaret Kollmer
- 34. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon , Denvor fernandez
- 35. Katy Perry - Roar , opium lestre
- 36. Bengal Tiger In Trouble , rohan bendre
- 37. Tiger On The Prowl , Thomas Vaughan Jones
- 38. The Flying Tiger (A Poem For Children) , Jojoba Mansell
- 39. Tiger , Sambidhan Acharya
- 40. # Men Of Honour! , Seema Aarella
- 41. The World Is Now The Forest. , Alauddin Apu
- 42. Cat Family , Aryaman Naik
- 43. Harmony , Khurshid Alam
- 44. Shadow Tiger , Laura Greene
- 45. The Tiger , NITIN RAMNATH
- 46. Tiger , Jay P Narain
- 47. Haiku-1 , Rati Khajuraho
- 48. Haiku-2 , Rati Khajuraho
- 49. Len Webster's 'she's The Boss' , Len Webster
- 50. New Four Quartets (Reading T S Eliot's .. , Merton Lee
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- Winter Tiger, gajanan mishra
- Eyes Of The Tiger, Alvin Word Speaker Tatlhego
- Man Caged Himself In Zoo!, Geetha Jayakumar
- Bengal Tiger In Trouble, rohan bendre
- Matter Of Tiger, gajanan mishra
- Lightning-Tiger, Ronald Chapman
- Tony The Tiger's Rescue, rohan bendre
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