Riding the Tiger

by Vicki Ison

You are young

Full of hope, and full of confidence

Bad cannot possibly happen to you

You have everything under control.

You begin to "Ride the Tiger"

It is wonderful.

Also, it is short-lived

The Tiger will spring.

You have lost control of the Tiger

It happens to all of us, even the best of us.

You must hold on

Using all of your strength and intelligence

To the Tiger's Tail.

This is called

LIFE.

Poem by

Dia Lynne Cardo

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