Sunday, May 19, 2013

515 : Muzzled


Muzzled

Complacency makes the risk increased,
We allow our guard to slip.
We ignore the dangers resting there
And trust the lying lips.

We feel
That the risk is no longer real.

Beware the wild animal inflamed,
Beware the mean and vengeful beast
That’s muzzled but not yet tamed.

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© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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14 comments:

  1. I read your poems every chance I get but always feel at a loss for words to comment. I suppose I should say I never enjoyed poetry much but you may be changing that. thanks.

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  2. Beast and angels reside in our own selves... we need to tame them both..

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  3. Ah! think before you leap!

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  4. Yes, so true on many levels. Lots of energy is consumed by vigilance, but that loss must be weighed against the alternative. AN important message in a fun poem.

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  5. Stunning, both poem and image. "Muzzled but not yet tamed." Terrific!

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  6. Yes, this is certainly a word to the wise.

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  7. I really like this one!

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  8. wow Cosmo... right to the jugular!

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  9. Cos, this is amazing. Your "beast" can be so many things in this world, including the world itself, which can easily chew up and spit out people who "let their guard down."

    Predators are everywhere. Walk with confidence, live in love, and hopefully they will skip you and look for someone who's more vulnerable... sad but true. Amy

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  10. nice rhythm to your words...i think there is a tentative balance...i think too many allow the risk to set them to complacency...and while we should be vigilant to be safe...we should not be so safe we dont reach...

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  11. A muzzled beast is a dangerous one as it is unpredictable ~

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  12. Muzzled and not tamed--dangeous indeed!

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  13. Wild site here today! mmm
    Good reading Thanks!

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