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The Hunter
by Alexandra Midnight

Thursday, March 03, 2011
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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This is the narrative poem form of my short story The Hunter

Rising up high in the sky

The sun shone warm and bright

The air was thick and humid

Through green leaves shone broken light


Leaves, green and rich

Softly, the trickle of water

Sounded not far away

Along with the call of a yellow warbler


Cautiously, a shy doe came

Emerging from the woods

Leaving protection in its grasp

Elegant, gentle, and beautiful, she stood


She bent her neck and drank

Slender body quivering

Each nerve ending alive

Under her touch, water shivered


Suddenly, she stopped and froze

Her frame rigid and still

Her head whipped to the left

Waiting, waiting, waiting, until


Near in the bushes, she heard

A rustling ever so quiet

Soft and distinct in the distance

Masking all the sounds that were vibrant


Hiding in the shadows nearby

It slowly sniffed the air

Sensing the presence of prey

Seeing this being, it stopped and stared


Out of the darkness it pounced

A flash of orange and black

Everything burst into red

As the doe’s life soon faded to black


From powerful jaws she hung

Body limp a lifeless

Blood slowly dripped

A tiger stood, the epitome of wildness


Blood dripped and dripped

Staining all around

A deep dark red

Pouring out onto the ground


Thick, its bitter sweet scent

Permeated through the air

His eyes fierce and golden

Satisfaction shone through the glare


Stripes of black and orange

Disappeared within the shadows

And blended within the light

The tiger turned away from the hollow


He slowly stalked away

The stream left behind

Water rushed by

As nothing was left to remind


But the blood upon the ground

The life taken away

All deadly reminders




Of the way that life shall stay






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Reviewed by Jon Willey 3/9/2011
Poignant yet enveloping the fragility that is life. Well done my dear friend. I bid you love and peace. Jon Michael
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 3/9/2011
Impressive in images and message. Well done and indeed very powerful.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/4/2011
Quite a powerful piece, Alexandra.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/3/2011
You capture all the sights and sounds very well bring this piece full circle...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/3/2011
A poignant account that symbolizes much of what life is like on this planet. This is very vivid and captivating, Alexandra. I think you meant to write "quiet" in this verse: "A rustling ever so quite..." Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes to you,


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