poetry critical

online poetry workshop

Pet Tiger

Easy to tame with drill and strong bit,
bored deep in his head where pugnacity sits.
Stuff all his legs inside special cast splints,
mount him on rollers so he cannot sprint.
Construct round his frame a coat molded of iron,
push him down to the zoo to view panthers and lions.
For then he will realize how lucky he is,
to be fed on a diet of prawns and bucks fizz.

15 Nov 06

Rated 8.5 (7.8) by 2 users.
Active (2): 7
Inactive (4): 1, 4, 10, 10, 10

(define the words in this poem)
(838 more poems by this author)

(1 user considers this poem a favorite)

Add A Comment:
Enter the following text to post as unknown: captcha


a lobotomised tiger on wheels!!
i want one!

i like your cruel poem
i thought it was hilariously funny

 — unknown

Dear Betty

Thanks for your kind comment. I also design trusses for penguins and giraffes.

Larry crazy zoo Lark
 — larrylark

mostly i love armadillos and alpacacas: they wear ribbons in their ears you know?

 — unknown

another lilt by
larry liltin' lark, eh?
pet tiger indeed. i'm seein' stephen hawking
there're some rhythm issues here...

L4-can't (i think cannot, or somethin' 2 syl there)
L6-down (i'd suggest remooovin' it)

also-on th'pet tiger...
i like th'double meanin' there of
L1-drill (repetition for learning), and strong bit (equestrian)
 — chuckles

Isn't this what Jeff Dahmer tried to do with his boyfriends?  This is too weird!  
 — Isabelle5

Hi Betty

I adore wearing pink ribbons in my ears. Maybe i was one in my previous life. A pink ribbon i mean.

Larry instant karma Lark
 — larrylark

Hi Chuckles

I'm so pleased to know that there is another fan of welly's on this site. I wear them all the time as i find it saves on shoe leather. Thanks for your detailed crit ,some of which i have acted upon.

Larry wellington boots forever Lark
 — larrylark

Nice one Larry! Didn't know tigers liked seafood ... Poor tiger :-)
 — Dahlia

Dear Isabelle

Glad you think its weird as that comment matches perfectly with the inside of my head.

Larry grey splatter Lark
 — larrylark

Hi Dahlia

You surely must have heard of tiger prawns?

Larry frogman Lark
 — larrylark

Oh, you are so witty :-))
 — Dahlia

Dear Diana

I like them sauted in a fine Californian wine but the tiger takes them neat.

Larry cordon blue Lark
 — larrylark

No, he doesn't! He takes them with bucks fizz!!!

P.S. Who is Diana?? :-))
 — Dahlia

Hi Dahlia

I must apologise for getting your name wrong. I have been so busy this week that i don't know whether i'm on my arse or my elbow and the super store has run out of Chunkee's Tiger food and he's starting to growl. Thank god for the big bag of prawns i sauted in bucks fizz for my pet gorilla who is also usually partial to a treat but fortunately has got an upset stomach from eating my pet gerbil. Alls well that ends well  Dahlia.

Larry noah Lark

Larry petted Lark
 — larrylark

I forgive you :-).

Funnily enough I wrote a poem today called "Deceiving Diane" ...
 — Dahlia

Dear Dahlia

I always think truth is stranger than fiction and thats maybe why i rarely tell the whole truth.

Larry half bare faced Lark
 — larrylark

everybody pls calm down.  only the third stanza saves this poem a fate worse than death...the dreaded gallop rythm.  also, its probably not about a cute stuffed toy.  is it nice to punish?  perhaps.
 — jesusgun

>its probably not about a cute stuffed toy

no shit
 — unknown

Hi Jesusgun

I want a big dollop of the serious stuff your on.

Larry GRRRRR Lark
 — larrylark

unknown — no name no game
 — jesusgun

no i should say all the time
 — raskolniikov