Soft-Footed Death – A Riddle

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They’re huge, they’re lethal and they do take my breath,

Their features, their nature, their instincts bring death.

In their natural habitats they are the king

Get out of their way or your life ends with a sting.

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Their disguise is perfect, never feel safe

Stay inside, you can’t see them, don’t be too brave.

No matter how closely you listen around

They could lurk behind you without slightest sound.

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No matter how fluffy and cuddly they seem

Petting and touching them can’t be but a dream.

Don’t try to outrun them, they’re faster than you

Don’t try to climb from them they can do that too!

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Even water won’t save you, once you’re on the run

Swimming and splashing to them is much fun!

Once you’re prey to them, you’re most likely lost

Start praying, they’ll get you, at no matter what cost.

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Beauty in gold, in black and in white

Gorgeous in disguise and lethal their bite.

Death on four paws with golden-green eyes

To stay out of their way is smart and is wise.

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And still this predator is nearly extinct

Fear and pure ignorance has killed them succinct…

It’s time we protect them, make room for their stay

And stop their endless, cruel and unnatural slay!

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We will lose a hunter, dangerous and unique

I’ll reveal him, deprive him of his mystique.

His numbers are low, getting visibly tighter

Of course I talk about the incomparable TIGER.

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(Copyright, Aurora Jean Alexander, August 2016)


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Dangerous Darkness – A Riddle

When sunbeams shine on skies above

light the world , the fields and all thereof.

Deep in the woods where it’s cool and dark

the life of danger’s set to park…

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Sleep comes easy, rest does too,

It’s important to let strength re-new.

The night will be another fight

to get the pray and some to bite.

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Finally from dusk to dawn

the time has come to test the brawn.

in silence and with secret swings

the danger has prepared its wings.

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Soundless floating on the wind

it finds its victim, has it pinned.

A cry in highest pitch and pain

and the predator has won his gain.

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Quickly carrying it to hide.

three beaks to feed with strength and pride.

The night just started, much to do

mommy flies – for kids to chew.

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No prey will have the time to fear

death will come, with none to hear.

No sound, no smell, it will go fast.

And no memory to even last.

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The predator will eat it whole

later we’ll find them by the pole.

A pellet out of bones and fur

a victim’s life, gone in a blur.

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But danger’s kids will proudly grow

to become more predators to show.

Beautiful and lethal, in secret to hide

More danger, more murder in silence to glide.

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Adjusting with nature, in dawn and light

during night and day a beautiful sight.

Eyes like candles , attentive and wise

a master of death and in disguise.

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Of course this danger is protected in weathers

covered from head to toe in feathers.

Something some call without respect “fowl”

I’m talking, no doubt, about the beautiful owl.

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Copyright, Aurora Jean Alexander, August 2015

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The Predator – a riddle

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What is it that sneaks through darkness and night?

It’s soundless and careful it doesn’t need light.

A lethal predator in twilight and day,

no chance to survive for its hunted prey.

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It’s a magician when it comes to disguise,

only light to betray its beautiful eyes.

ears made to hear the slightest move

a body to make the successful prove.

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They can be tall and small and medium size

no matter how big they bring death as surprise.

They can be brown or black or red or white,

Grey or mixed with dots or stripes.

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They can be with short tail or one very long

with stumpy, thick or thin tail it never is wrong.

They’ve got whiskers some got ear tips and some are without

some are flat nosed and some have a beautiful snout.

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Sometimes they’re sweet and sometimes they’re wild

and some of them are like our own child.

Some of them climb or stay on the floor

some of them purr the other ones roar.

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But all of them have their own deadly claws

On all of their four velvety paws.

The riddle is easy, as simple as that

Of course I’m talking about “The Cat”.

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Aurora Jean Alexander, Copyright 2015

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