EXERCISE Poetry Challenge #11 -- A Tiger for Valentine's Day

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Fluffy, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. A Tiger for Valentine's Day

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    Monday, February 14th, is Valentine's Day! In spirit of this, I've chosen an adorable theme for my poetry challenge. Write a poem about receiving a tiger for heart's day, be it a stuffed animal, a real one or even a person dressed up as one! If not that, write something cute and poetic about giving a tiger.

    If you want, make it look pretty using BBcodes! You can use images of tigers, hearts, all kinds of colours and borders. Have fun with it! You can even make it look like a card. I'll post up one of my own after one or two people participate. Heehee~

    Happy Valentine's to all. Fluffy loves you.
     
  2. On Valentine's there be gifts abound,
    Of chocolates and confectioneries,
    And words of love and merriment.
    These things exchange hands,
    From friends and loved ones,
    To strangers and family members.

    This time for Saint Valentine's,
    I wake not to a single sweet treat,
    Nor do I open a single card or
    Find a single word of affection.
    Astonishment, an understatement--
    Surprise just doesn't describe
    How I felt when, upon visiting
    My bathroom, I find a jungle feline.

    A tiger to be exact,
    With a bow around it's neck,
    A box of sweets under claw,
    And affectionate words hidden under belly.

    Someone does love me.
     
  3. I would like to cite Nyquil's contribution to the creative process here.

    If I only had a dollar
    Bright shiny coins
    To purchase your love.

    On the shelf there sat
    A little tiger
    With such glossy fur!

    This tiger had the most charming
    Button eyes, all black and round
    A red bow tied around his neck...

    My heart swelled
    And I thought
    How could you not fall in love with this?

    But I don't have a dollar
    No shiny coins, so I cried
    Because now you'll never love me.
     
  4. Valentine morning
    I recognize the coffee aroma
    and a soft kiss
    then another
    and a whisper urging me to wake

    When my eyes open
    I can't help but shout
    The face of a tiger
    has frightened me

    I hear laughter
    and mocking
    The tiger's still staring
    And then I blush
    It's only a toy

    I hear fake purring
    perfected by practice, I'm sure
    My arms wrap around the animal
    I notice a big, red bow

    I woke up to a tiger
    My plush Valentine pet
    And a silly, silly husband
    Who I love
    Forevermore
     
  5. I'm sorry, sir, I don't mean to alarm,
    but is that a plush tiger under your arm?
    I've been having a bit of a bad Valentine's today,
    And I seem to keep throwing up on everything in my way,
    ...
    Sorry about your shoes and plush,
    I didn't mean to, I was in a rush,
    Oh hey, you're giving it to me without any fuss!

    Yay!
     
  6. The Tiger Named Amour

    Valentine's Day for me is a day spent alone,
    I don't go out on dates or party friends,
    I spend said day sitting at home,
    Wishing for someone a Valentine to send.

    One year there occurred something strange,
    I found a package outside my door,
    There was no return address or name,
    But a tiger with a tag that read: Amour.

    I pondered over the little stuffed toy,
    Whether I should throw it away,
    But I couldn't deny that it brought me joy,
    On what might have been a depressing day.

    While it's possible the tiger was not meant for me,
    I like to think Amour is mine,
    When I look at him I no longer feel lonely,
    Amour is a gift divine.

    Every year now I look at Amour,
    And thank the stars for the gift from above,
    He makes each Valentine's Day easier to endure,

    And one day I'll give him to the one I love.
     
    #6 AkikoYukito, Aug 30, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2014
  7. The Submissiveness of this Bird Creeps Me Out

    You were the striped king
    Of this dark green realm.
    I saw you, and something
    Changed within myself.
    Your eyes were the purest
    Color of grass green,
    But you ruled my world
    And I was a nothing
    Compared to my
    Beautifully striped king.

    As I saw you from my branch
    Up high, I watched you move
    Proudfully, almost lazyily,
    Your muscles going
    Back and forth, back and forth.
    All the others blanched
    But I only smiled as you went
    For I am nothing
    Without you, my
    Beautifully striped king.