Monday, November 2, 2015

To Catch A Tiger By The Tail

Catch a tiger by the tail is an act in which reason and good sense no longer prevail
Try to pet a tiger is not any different and is also doomed to fail
News out of the Omaha Zoo points out the wisdom of those words
A 33 year old woman fueled by booze those words she must have never heard
Or if heard decided to ignore
Sneaking in through and unguarded door
To pet Mai an 18 year old Bengal tiger
Fueled by intoxication’s swagger?
To no one’s surprise a bite the tiger would decide
This stupid woman was at least lucky as she could easily have died
Only a wound to her petting hand that a nearby ER could treat
But the booze was still working and she became disruptive and giving the ER doctors heat
The thin blue line responded to put her under arrest
Criminal trespass as opposed to stupidity that her acts would suggest
We all know that drinking and driving do not mix
We now know that drinking and trying to pet a tiger is also pretty sick
© November 2, 2015, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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