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Two Tigers of the Heart
by Andy James Turner

Monday, January 17, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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In my heart
I have two tigers
One feeds on love
The other, liars.

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 2/13/2011
MUCH SAID IN A FEW WORDS ANDY....M
Reviewed by s g (Reader) 2/2/2011
Hello Andy, I don't know what to say to these few words because they contain truths and hurts that are personal I'm sure. Be well. Susan
Reviewed by jude forese 1/23/2011
you heart has a deep appetite, Andy ,,,
Reviewed by Jon Willey 1/19/2011
Andy, your rendering relates a message that could consume a few paragraphs to tell from one who had not thought through what you wanted to convey. The tiger that feeds on pure hearts is the one we all wish would flourish. Pragmatism tells us this is not the reality of the situation. You have written from the heart and that is always a prerequisite of an influential work. The deceased writer of songs, J. Cash, proclaimed in one of songs that it was best to, "keep it from the heart and down to earth, sing the songs that make a difference and give us all our monies worth". I have attempted to subscribe to that same philosophy with my work. Your poem substantiates the validity of that belief. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/19/2011
the muse seems to be mightily blessing those inspired today, Andy. Another wee gem of a write that is pure carrat gold... I read your last word as "lions" to start! :)) As others have picked up, this is such a neat, concise way of saying so much. Motivations of the just and true are the heart of both. Excellent! :)) xx
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 1/19/2011
OMG Andy!! this is a WOW Moment!!
shredding them to smithereens
and dipping deep inside the honey jar
the truth is sweet even if it sucks

Love's Visors
Vickie
Reviewed by Cryssa C 1/19/2011
I feed on liars too. :~) I abhor being lied to!
Love is a powerful thing... hopefully the tiger is satiated and calmed by love rather than making it more ravenous... although passion isn't a bad thing either... :~)
Cryssa
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 1/19/2011
Wow! Quite an impact with these scant words! Well done, Andy!

Anna
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 1/18/2011
Whew. I thought I felt the screen shake from one tiger's growl or was it the other tiger's purring? I like this short write that tells so much of you. Powerful. Liz
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/18/2011
Make sure you keep the one well fed Andy~
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 1/18/2011
Oh, Andy. This is s o on target.

Nothing short of fantastic!!

Encore, please.

xOx Phyllis xOx
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/18/2011
Well at least the tigers are fearless and courageous, Andy.
I hope you still trust and believe in love.
Love,
Christine
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/18/2011
Bon Appetite!
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 1/18/2011
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 1/17/2011
Loved this Andy. Thanks.

With Love,
Cindy
Reviewed by The Poetess 1/17/2011
I hope you have a warehouse stock-piled with Love.
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 1/17/2011
which one's more ravenous? Morgan
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 1/17/2011
Take care of that heart, Andy, it's priceless. -gene.
Reviewed by S. Suber 1/17/2011
Good one!
Reviewed by John Flanagan 1/17/2011
Yes!

John
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/17/2011
Short, but great, Andy. Reminds me of that Indian saying about the two wolves (whichever you feed more is the one that prevails). I have a foot-long, two-headed tiger tat on my thigh, and it (they) symbolize very similar sentiments. Love the pic, too.
Sheila
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/17/2011
Good job here & I am not lying as I don't want to meet one of your tigers...e
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 1/17/2011
A lot of wisdom expressed here, Andy. Excellent picture too.


GOD BLESS YOU
TONY
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/17/2011
Well put, Andy.



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