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Chivs86 Poetry: Man eaters will plan...

Updated on January 19, 2013
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Man eaters will plan to sneak up
from the trees.
Hide their face beneath the leaves.
On the hunt.
The plan they keep up their sleeves,
Is to drag their prey
back down into the ravine.

The jungle -
where helpless humans will bleed,
as the animals
that lost all fear start to feed.

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Which to us we see
as a cause for our grief,
but to them we're seen
as a source of the meat.

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That they like to eat,
and the reasons seen
are apparently caused by injuries.
Or deformities
that have made them more weak.
Gave them a taste
for us poor human beings.

Who to catch and to kill
seem like are more easy
than the fauna
their normal habitats breeds.

Because we're more slow and weak
and too stupid to realize
when we've been seen.

But what does this mean,
that now we are not at the top
of the food chain?

Well no!
because from the moment
we grew brains
well we've slain a load
to the point that the total
kills have taken their toll,

drove the man eater away from it's home.

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Original Idea & Inspiration.

On the subject of man eating tigers, I wrote this poem 'Man Eaters will Plan' after reading a book I picked up from my local community center. The story I read was true, it was set in a time around the turn of the 20th Century about a hunter commissioned to track down tigers that had killed several people. Interesting because it not only outlined the dangers of these creatures that had developed a lust for human blood but, also the vulnerabilities of the whole species. An ignorance that today has left the Bengal Tiger on the brink of extinction, with numbers over the past 100 years decreasing rapidly.

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