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Black Tiger

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DreamEvil
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0 posted 08-02-99 08:05 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

A multitude of green hues bless the eye
with cooling relief from the tropic sun.
In contrast is the barren summer sky,
cobalt-black, as the day has just begun.

Here and there, wispy patches of fog cling
low to the ground retreating from the day.
The jungle stirs as errant breezes bring
an earthy scent of flowers and decay.

A million shades of viridian dance,
dappling the sunlight as it strikes the ground.
The rustling of leaves rises from the plants,
a careless symphony of random sound.

With the new day, the jungle teems with life,
the air filling with ebullient song.
Sudden silence cuts the din like a knife,
alerting the jungle to something wrong.

Just past the edge of the trees, darkness falls,
a black curtain darker than any night.
Within it's deepest heart, the quiet sprawls,
like a balm for that which hides from the light.

Slowly the jungle's vibrant sound returns,
enfolding the gloaming that surrounds it.
Above this place the fierce tropic sun burns,
humid air rising as does the spirit.

The jungle abounds with bold mysteries
that are steeped in ancient myth and death.
Rising in decadence above the trees,
are ancient ruins that saw man's first breath.

Great white slabs of marble and gray granite
stand untouched by the ravages of time.
Seven stones from nowhere on this planet
mark the boundaries that are free from slime.

Not a stone out of place nor swirling dust
mars the surface of this forbidden place.
The wind bends the trees away with each gust,
exposing the art of an unknown race.

At the end of the way an altar stands
encrusted with a film of old, dry, blood.
From it an aura of Evil expands
boiling outward in a horrific flood.


A piece of darkness moves and she is there,
a glossy midnight-black in every hue.
Magically, she appears out of the air
flashing ivory fangs and eyes of deep blue.

Azure eyes hold ancient wisdom inside
that leaves no trace of the life behind her.
She looks out over her domain with pride,
beginning the tale of the Black Tiger.

©1999 DreamEvil

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
DreamEvil©


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~one voice~
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1 posted 08-02-99 08:07 AM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Dream, I think this is one of your best!!! And you better believe that!

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~onevoice~

"She looked at her life
like lines, never-ending,
constantly forming,
reforming and bending."

WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
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2 posted 08-02-99 08:12 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Wow! This was a stirring piece. And of course well written. You do such good work!
In Faith!
leelew
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since 07-10-99
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3 posted 08-02-99 08:53 AM       View Profile for leelew   Email leelew   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit leelew's Home Page   View IP for leelew

Very vivid and imaginative! Well Done!

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"There are none so blind as those who see only with the mind and not the heart"
tori
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4 posted 08-02-99 09:24 AM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

Very good work here DE..
Bravo...
Thinking!!
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If with pen in hand I've made you think
I've not wasted one drop of ink
vlh.
Nicole
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5 posted 08-02-99 12:23 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

This is truly excellent! The imagery is amazing, I felt like I was there. Very well done!
Gentle Soul
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since 07-12-99
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6 posted 08-02-99 02:42 PM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Soul

very captivating!! LOVE IT!!

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Gėnt£ė¤§°ū£

Elizabeth
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America the beautiful


7 posted 08-02-99 04:50 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I could see this all happening! It's eloquently written, the images of the jugle and the tiger are awesome.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."
Alwye
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In the space between moments


8 posted 08-02-99 09:47 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Wow, phenomenal Dream!! This has got to be one of my favorites from you!! The imagery is wonderful, it is intense, and as Elizabeth said, it is eloquently written. Great job!

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*Krista Knutson*

"I will sail my vessel 'till the river runs dry, like a bird upon the wind, these waters are my sky..." Garth Brooks


Ruby dagger
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9 posted 08-02-99 10:00 PM       View Profile for Ruby dagger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ruby dagger

I love how descriptive you are in this peom. I love it.


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Luv ya

Kelly

No doubt, this will be a night to remember. -SHeDAISY
DreamEvil
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10 posted 08-02-99 11:42 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Just a first try in this style. Seeing how it works.
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