Mary Spain

The Right Approach - Poem by Mary Spain

Do you recall that tiger at the zoo?
We tried so hard to make him look our way.
You whstled; but I said, 'It doesn't do
To whistle at a tiger. You should pay
Him more respect! ' Do you remember that
He moved one furry ear a fraction when
I called out, 'Hello, Tiger... ', as a cat
Will grant remote acknowledgement to men
Who recognise their place, 'You're beautiful, '
I breathed, '... so beautiful... ' his massive head
Turned slowly and two regal eyes blinked full
Agreement straight at mine. It could be said
That he was captive and that we were free,
But I was captured when he looked at me.

Comments about The Right Approach by Mary Spain

  • (2/2/2010 1:07:00 PM)

    How does one really define 'freedom? ' Excellent composition! (Report) Reply

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  • Sarwar Chowdhury (12/12/2008 6:51:00 AM)

    Fine captivating composition! nice imagery! ......10+++ (Report) Reply

  • (10/25/2008 2:29:00 AM)

    oh it is amazing words
    nice poem and so beautiful.
    well done
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  • (2/20/2008 11:40:00 AM)

    Oh wow. Sometimes the proper response to a poem is awed silence, but a blank message wouldn't show up! Keep writing! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 6, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, August 23, 2010

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