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I am a tiger,
        largest of the cats,
        guardian of the jungles.
I am a jelly fish,
        floating through the waters,
        accidentally poisoning all who cross me.
I am a spider,
        that terrifying arachnid,
        creeping through your dreams on eight spindly legs.
I am an albatross,
        soaring over the seas,
        leading sailors both to their deaths and salvation.
I am a cobra,
        king of all the reptiles,
        blinding my foes with shooting poisons.
I am a newt,
        regrowing limbs and eyes and tongues,
        never stilled or blinded or silenced.
But I am not you,
        as you are not me,
        for you, and your kind,
        have forsaken us.
A poem I had to write for my poetry class. We had to write something using the phrase "I am", and had to have it be deep and ~meaningful~.

Yeah. I have one of those poetry teachers.

I'm not really sure how I feel about this. Mostly because I think the assignment's stupid. But there you are.
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:icondoorfromheaven:
Ew. I hate those types of poetry teachers! Good job, though. I do agree--the last two stanzas are really what make the poem. =)
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:iconmoogleybacon:
Well, at least a part of it is strong. Maybe I'll go back and edit it when I'm not feeling all "grrr, *fist shake*" at the whole thing, so it's all strong. lol

But, yeah. I hate my poetry teacher. Well, not really hate-hate... she just bugs me. A lot. :/
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:iconthe7eventhrider:
I rather adore the last two stanzas. :heart: The others I am rather 'meh' about. I agree though, that the teacher makes the prompt and your teacher made this one blech.
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:iconmoogleybacon:
Ugh. No kidding. Damn teachers. DX *sigh* Ah well. It taught me that I do not like these types of poems, at least.
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