Sylvia Chidi

Rookie - 219 Points (Germany)

The Animal In Me - Poem by Sylvia Chidi

Is it legal for me
To call myself an animal?
Whilst human is what I try to be

For the animal in me
Is transparent to see
If I get scared I plea or flee

Sometimes I show bravery like a lion
With nerves of steel made of iron

Sometimes I give off a scent
In the heat of the moment

As a woman I have my season
When you can capture me on the heat
Till today, I do not understand the reason
Why I hunt then, like an animal hunting for its meat

The animal in me is confused
The human in me is amused

Is it legal for me
To call myself an animal?
Without being a cannibal

I know my right from wrong
Taught by my guardians tongue
But even an animal knows where it belongs
Whilst trained with the right punishment song

The fact is actual
I am an animal
Being human is my identity
While the only difference of reality;
Is the language! Ah ha! The language!
The language in which we all engage

Copyright 2006 - Sylvia Chidi

Comments about The Animal In Me by Sylvia Chidi

  • Rookie Maya Ewing (11/17/2009 7:43:00 AM)

    this poem is on point that's just it, it flows. (Report) Reply

    7 person liked.
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  • Rookie - 0 Points Lisa Wilkinson (10/12/2006 4:15:00 PM)

    Thanks Sylvia. I am taking this poem to my writing goup tomorrow because we are doing about animals/characteristics/metaphors & similies. This is exactly what Im looking for. Thanks. Lisa (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 478 Points Bill Grace (5/2/2006 10:53:00 AM)

    Sylvia, I liked it! Bill Grace (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 4, 2006

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