TIGER BY THE TAIL

4 Apr

TO PRESIDENT OBAMA: HANG ON ! WE ARE COMING.

TIGER BY THE TAIL
Louise Annarino
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Time  To Roll Up Our sleeves and Go After the Tiger, with President Obama.<br />
Can We Do It? Yes, We Can !

Who could ever believe

you could catch the tiger ?

You did it

and we rejoiced.

But,you only caught it by the tail.

And now, we berate you

for failing to stop the tiger’s

destruction; and, merely limit its course

while holding on and hanging tight.

Hang on for dear life,

yours and ours.

While I cannot admire your form

as you swing precariously

each time

the tigers shifts course

to avoid an obstacle in its way,

I would not want you to fall off.

You are our best hope.

Hang on for dear life,

yours and ours.

While I cannot admire your position

as you follow the tiger, seemingly,

only able to control it

by an occasional pull,

or tweak, or pinch, or punch to its backside,

I would not want you to fall off.

You are our best hope.

That tiger is strong.

It has feasted upon us for so long.

It has caught us too busy to pay

attention to its hidden ways.

While we dance and sing,

play and pray,

it eats our young and our old;

and now, is bold enough

to attack the strongest among us.

I wish you were strong enough

to climb upon its back and bring us back

the tiger’s pelt, to know his feasting

is at an end and the village

can amend all the tiger has destroyed.

But, you are only one man,just hanging on.

And others are still too afraid

to close down the path your clinging to him

forces you to follow.

Instead, they stay out of its way.

Thus, they avoid you

and any offer of help you could expect

to tame the beast

who has caused such harm,

to so many, for so long.

Hang on for dear life,

yours and ours.

You are still our best hope.

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