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Only A Tiger (Nursery Rhyme #48)

Only a Tiger will approach a Tiger,
Lions never do

To give him pause and make him think,
“What will this Tiger do”

All other beasts he rests cocksure,
a meal they will become

But faced with one of his own kind
—to stay or then to run

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2020)
‘For Kiley, Hunter, Braden & Parker’
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on March 02, 2020

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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