on the wild side – on the other side

 

Look to history
for the tiger cub
ready to roar
at the slightest snub
work  for her food
fight for a mate,

Look through the years.

Tethered to the nest
by incapacity to roam,
the wild beast in her
stays at rest,
at home,
docile, claws sheathed.

dVerse is looking for metaphor (my bugbear) and contrast.

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12 Responses to on the wild side – on the other side

  1. billgncs says:

    I’ve seen the caged tiger pace…. I liked the images you invoked.

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  2. the beast may be tame, but the claws are there nonetheless..

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  3. Susan says:

    Perhaps, though tethered , the wild is gathering its strength …

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  4. kkkkaty says:

    Our human nature give us an advantage over beasts..most of the time we have sensible choices to make..or we do things that don’t make sense.

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  5. The wild beast may be tamed – but still hopefully there!! Good one, Viv!

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  6. claudia says:

    even if tamed by circumstances, we should never lose that wild side completely…smiles

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  7. kaykuala says:

    Roaring and being docile is a perfect contrast as desired! Wonderful write Viv!

    Hank

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  8. I just noticed you’ve had 111,555 hits exactly!

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  9. brian miller says:

    i feel you on some level…i feel my tether some days…most i dont bite at it…ha…
    saving up for when i am released again…smiles.

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  10. The beast is even in that little cub.. you might cut it’s claws and tethered it still roars inside…

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  11. Funny how that happens and then sometimes suddenly…you’re released again. A nice metaphor!

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