Wounded Tiger

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Well, here’s another POWERFUL one from Ancient Skies!  Surely, we are all wounded in different places in our lives, and those wounds are ready to wound others.  Check out Nico’s take on our new identity in Christ, and how God handles the teeth of the enemy that seeks to destroy us internally as well as from without.  

Wounded Tiger

tiger photo from pinterest

I’m sick and tired of this wounded tiger ruining my life

in pain ready to strike back, fangs extended, snarling

at every perceived cut, stone throwing, maybe a spear

sent in the form of a look. The tiger crouches

ready to attack, enough of this nonsense.

Wounds carried as trophies –

retract your claws –

and get out of my life

take your pain with you,

because you don’t belong

here anymore.

I know who I am now.

         

Poetry © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

THANKS, Nico!  This is fabulous, even for a non-poet like me!  This gets through.

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Author: dawnlizjones

Tends toward TMI, so here's the short list: guitar and banjo (both of which have been much neglected as of late), bicycling (ibid), dogs, very black tea, and contemplating and commenting on deep philosophical thoughts about which I have had no academic or professional training. Oh, also reading, writing, but I shy away from arithmetic.

4 thoughts on “Wounded Tiger”

  1. Reminds me a bit of the scripture about the evil one who roams the earth as a hungry lion seeking whom he may devour. Also reminds me of resist the devil and he will flee…

    Steve

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