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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,
Karen
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,

Regis



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