Saturday, May 3, 2008

A Tigress.

Her glinting eyes a cold and steely grey

Watched him as if he were helpless prey.

Fear ran rivulets on his furrowed brow

He knew he had to escape the situation somehow.

Then Jack was nimble and Jack was quick

And Jack knew this was his last possible trick .

Like a vision it dawned, with a blinding flash

He yanked the wire in a sudden dash .

A twirl a cut a split a splice ..and it seemed ready.

Though her eyes darted, the expectant smile was steady.

His fumbling fingers tripped over the keys

Shaking and shivering like his jellied knees.

With a hesitant spurt as it spluttered to life

She slid to position like, through butter, a hot knife.

As the ferocious roar turned into a delighted purr

He seemed relieved at the lack of flying fur .

As her exuberant fingers hit the keyboard again

He tiptoed backwards and out of her den.

Out in the open, he sagaciously nodded his head

And a knowing smile on his face then spread.

He urged his bike to a sputtered kick start

And zoomed out of there with a relieved heart.

For he knew ........

Prolonged absence from the net makes people strange

Some go wild or some even dangerously derange !!

Writer's Island Prompt / 02 May 2008 : "FEROCIOUS".


anthonynorth said...

Loved that one. So lively, vivid, and told a good story.

Rambler said...

amazingly worded :)

shubd said...

@anthonynorth, @rambler

I just recovered from 'netadownitis' :D in a way that WAS my story .. almost :P

Indrani said...

some kind of suspense in each line...

shubd said...


:) ..there truly was 'suspense' not knowing how long the net would be down !!

Just Jen said...

it has amazing rhythm, I was kind of bopping while I read :D
very well done!

vishesh said...

good flow,inspired...what did you have in your mind ?? i think you had something lethal against someone???

Beloved Dreamer said...

I like this poem very much and your avatar is wonderful

Geraldine said...

Very interesting take on this prompt. Very evocative.

I also loved the pace of this work throughout, nicely done!

shubd said...

@just jen
lollll...thanks ...the rhythm would I guess help in setting the tempo for the 'escape ' at the end ! :)


Thanks .. could have been lethal .. but then a potentially dangerous situation got defused well in time !!! :P

@beloved dreamer

Thank you very much on both counts.


Thank you . Since I was only just 'recovering' from net withdrawal symptoms it was fairly easy to put it into words ! :)

Ashvina said...

Haha...dedicated to the Airtel man I presume?

Rashmi said...

lolll!!!...definitely struck a chord!..very well depicted!