Veteran Poet - 1,108 Points (7TH OCTOBER 1951 / Trissur, Kerala State, India.)

Tiger, My Expired Dog. - Poem by RAVIKIRAN ARAKKAL

Tiger, tiger, I mourn thy death,
even after forty years hence,
You were my friend and lover,
Keeping out thieves, animals
Out of our farmhouse, all the time,
Till you left me, since another
One was added to be your friend,
Which you could not bear,
Due to jealousy, since the love
You feared will be shared,
And you took to the streets,
Leaving us alone, making
Us hate, the other one Brownie,
We waited for you day and night,
To your return, which you never did,
And was run over by a truck.
We think of you how you saved
Me from a cobra's bite, by your
Timely attack from behind
And visit your place of rest
Where we buried you forever.

Ravikiran Arakkal

Comments about Tiger, My Expired Dog. by RAVIKIRAN ARAKKAL

  • (10/10/2007 2:14:00 AM)

    A heartfelt expression of love for a treasured friend of another species. The love between human and canine is utterly sincere and profound at its best. My own dogs are very precious to me; with them around I never feel lonely. And losing one can be as painful as losing any other dear companion and friend. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 15, 2011

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