The Tiger With The Heart of A Squirrel, Poetry and Flower Photography

in Flowers and Nature2 months ago

The Tiger with the Heart of a Squirrel



The tiger with the heart of a squirrel
Had beauty like no other
All that saw his magnificence
Fell paw over tail in love
A plummet from which
Many would never recover

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Then came the lioness
With a heart like a phoenix
Brave as all, she took no cover
She fell as hard as any old tabby
Tiger and lion, cats they were both
But the squirrel, was no bird lover

Not to worry, from the fall
From the flames …
The phoenix rose again
Revived our fair little lioness

The lioness vowed to find another
One who burned just like her
Maybe even a little brighter

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She understood and always would
The heart of a squirrel is won
Not by bravery, love, or passion
The heart of a squirrel is won
by one thing
And one thing only … nuts
And all it can gather

In the end and always
A squirrel is a squirrel
A lion is not a tiger
Let your heart be a phoenix
And it will rise again and again
From any and all, burnt-out old embers

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Words and Images are my own.

The Tiger With the Heart of a Squirrel is published in Strays and available in paperback or digital through amazon and your local libraries and bookstores. Click on any title below to further explore and support my writing.


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