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    Tyger, Tyger burning bright
    In the forest of the night
    But something here just isn't right
    Tygers hunt by day, not by night
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    Tyger, Tyger, burning bright,
    someone set my cat alight.
    Who could do so foul a thing
    as soak a cat in gas and fling
    a lighted match upon its back -
    compassion they must surely lack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkman View Post
    Tyger, Tyger, burning bright,
    someone set my cat alight.
    Who could do so foul a thing
    as soak a cat in gas and fling
    a lighted match upon its back -
    compassion they must surely lack.
    Ooops! You've halfway stolen my entry, but I plan to put it up anyway. Congratulations on yours, though. One might have expected you to take it in an offbeat direction. OK, here comes mine...

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    Tyger, tyger
    Seeking food
    One glance
    Your way
    And you are screwed

    You know
    A tyger
    Burning bright
    Will set
    The grilling
    Fire alight

    If you are
    Woman, child or dude
    It's all the same
    When Bar-B-Qued
    "Remember, we are all in this alone." - Lilly Tomlin

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    Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright,
    Through the African dark night.

    Aardvark, jackal, lion, elephant:
    All cavort and growl and pant.

    With buffalo, hippo, antelope,
    They push and shove, they paw and grope.

    From veld to Karoo and savanna,
    Each hungering for its own manna,

    They’re drawn by the raging light.
    Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright!

    What a feast we’ll have tonight!

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    hack and Prince, both classic entries I feel Gee the competition's tough round here!

    My Prince:

    How did the Tyger to Africa come
    and why leave behind the far Asian shore?

    How did it get there and why did it leave
    when India’s jungles would seem to be
    a much better place for this tyger you see

    The walk must have made his paws ever so sore,
    or did he go swimming and lose his course?
    But if he went swimming his coat would be wet
    and much harder then to ignite I bet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkman View Post
    hack and Prince, both classic entries I feel Gee the competition's tough round here!

    My Prince:

    How did the Tyger to Africa come
    and why leave behind the far Asian shore?

    How did it get there and why did it leave
    when India’s jungles would seem to be
    a much better place for this tyger you see

    The walk must have made his paws ever so sore,
    or did he go swimming and lose his course?
    But if he went swimming his coat would be wet
    and much harder then to ignite I bet!
    A bird in the hand,
    it is said,
    is worth two in the bush.

    Thus a tiger in Africa
    is worth two in Burma
    or Siam...

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    Ms. Dagger

    Eyes ablaze with ember's light
    gazing through the cigar smoke.
    Black fedora, red hat band,
    cocked. The fag glowed in her hand.
    Mouth moved slowly as she spoke
    of the forest of the night.

    Chelsea Dagger was her name
    Smiled like a jungle cat.
    Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright!
    Low, beyond the street lamp's light.
    Guiled by her wit and hat,
    mouse within a tiger's game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkman View Post
    hack and Prince, both classic entries I feel Gee the competition's tough round here!

    My Prince:

    How did the Tyger to Africa come
    and why leave behind the far Asian shore?

    How did it get there and why did it leave
    when India’s jungles would seem to be
    a much better place for this tyger you see

    The walk must have made his paws ever so sore,
    or did he go swimming and lose his course?
    But if he went swimming his coat would be wet
    and much harder then to ignite I bet!
    A tiger, who had never been to Africa,
    was discovered in a poem
    by a dude who’d never been to Spain.
    The problem is, to whom
    should we complain?

    Wildebeast are running loose
    in Montreal, Polar bears
    have been sighted in Miami...
    To whom should we complain?

    Metaphors are rampant,
    synecdoches are to be found
    in every civil neighbourhood.
    To whom should we complain?

    From Woking (sic) to Maine,
    To whom should we complain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceMyshkin View Post
    A tiger, who had never been to Africa,
    was discovered in a poem
    by a dude who’d never been to Spain.
    The problem is, to whom
    should we complain?

    Wildebeast are running loose
    in Montreal, Polar bears
    have been sighted in Miami...
    To whom should we complain?

    Metaphors are rampant,
    synecdoches are to be found
    in every civil neighbourhood.
    To whom should we complain?

    From Woking (sic) to Maine,
    To whom should we complain?
    At El Ferrol I landed in 1982
    from there to Santiago
    this road I travelled too
    but while upon this journey
    no tigers did I see.
    No wildebeests or jackals
    inclined to bother me.

    Now in the self-same decade
    Sir John Moore’s tomb I saw,
    not a drum was heard, not a funeral note,
    and not a tiger’s roar.
    There at La Corunna
    no metaphors, were found
    just the grave of a British hero
    still lying in the ground.

    At Santiago de Compostella,
    a cathedral quite profound,
    no synecdoches either
    were seen to hang around.
    Such beasts, at which I wonder,
    I’ve only seen in zoos,
    they’re certainly not in Woking
    and yes, I’ve been there too.

    So in answer to your query
    before it is renewed
    Ask not to whom I should complain
    for I complain to you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkman View Post
    At El Ferrol I landed in 1982
    from there to Santiago
    this road I travelled too
    but while upon this journey
    no tigers did I see.
    No wildebeests or jackals
    inclined to bother me.

    Now in the self-same decade
    Sir John Moore’s tomb I saw,
    not a drum was heard, not a funeral note,
    and not a tiger’s roar.
    There at La Corunna
    no metaphors, were found
    just the grave of a British hero
    still lying in the ground.

    At Santiago de Compostella,
    a cathedral quite profound,
    no synecdoches either
    were seen to hang around.
    Such beasts, at which I wonder,
    I’ve only seen in zoos,
    they’re certainly not in Woking
    and yes, I’ve been there too.

    So in answer to your query
    before it is renewed
    Ask not to whom I should complain
    for I complain to you.

    :D
    Between the two of us you are,
    beyond a doubt, the greater wit,
    to which I can only retort
    Damn!

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    Noble Prince, I will allow that you are half right

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    I regret to be the one to follow Prince and hawkman but here I am

    Divine Right

    Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright
    Hidden and clear; night or day
    To shame the Sun and its ray
    Tiger must prowl or plight.

    Tiger! Tiger! Standing still
    Deep in space it never leaves
    Carried, mist a clever breeze
    Tiger ready for its kill.

    Tiger! Tiger! Why it eats?
    Why desire the Blood it chills?
    Why follow those it will still?
    Why end life when instead sleep?

    Tiger! Tiger! It disturbs
    The games that make worlds turn.
    A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.
    - Orwell

    Read of my Shepherd

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    Prince and hawkman:

    You two are aware that there is only one poem per poet per contest?
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon View Post
    Prince and hawkman:

    You two are aware that there is only one poem per poet per contest?
    Yes thank you Pen. I think you'll see that only one of our respective poems contains the famous quooted line, the rest are just fun. H

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