Magnificent Giant

Magnificent Giant

A Poem by Shalini Dinesh (Poet's World)

Sleep darling closing your little eyes,
Kissing her cheek, mom brushed her ponytail,
Nodding her head with a frown,
Dainty darling wished for a bedtime tale.

Mom starts to think and continues as usual…..

The thick jungle covered in mist,
Trees so thick and creepers so vast,
Flapping bats found their way,
Roaming in the forest outcast.

Blades of leaves got chilled in mist,
Birds and animals slept far and near,
Howling wolf walked down the path,
Saw the giant and ran in fear.

The giant’s eyes blazed like fire,
Like the burning balls between the grass,
Looks so sharp and sight so keen,
Eyes so fiery, in color of brass.

Its velvety skin so smooth and soft,
Silky and shiny polished like gold,
Bright in orange and striped in black,
Features so daring and hunts so bold.

Walks like a queen and hunts like a king,
With its retractile claws so sharp and strong,
Hides from behind the bush watching its prey,
Pounces so high and pulls it even from a throng.

Dainty darling interrupted her mom,
Asked what the giant was called,
Picturing the giant in mind,
She asked if it swam and even crawled.

Tail like fur so long and thick,
Body carved so fit and trim,
Rules the jungle like it’s the king,
It can run so fast, crawl and even swim.

Her mom said the giant was ”The Tiger
Once it lived and looked so great,
So strong, magnificent and stunning,
To save it from death, man was too late!

Let’s not be too late to save the tigers, else we will have to say it as a story to our future generations.
Let them also enjoy watching the tigers alive!!



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Jun 7, 2011

© 2011 Shalini Dinesh (Poet's World)

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wonderful story, I loved it thank you for entering my contest.

Posted 10 Years Ago

'Body carved' I like the image of that.

I think the way it's written is suited for younger audiences or for older audiences to purposely share with a younger audience, which works for the subject of the poem. I appreciate what you're trying to do - raise awareness through writing, and thank you for entering 'Could you help raise awareness about Domestic Abuse'

Although I understand that the plight of the tigers is in some respects 'abuse' it is not relatable enough to Domestic Abuse to be judged. Thank you all the same, keep writing :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

this is a really wonderful write here.
I enjoyed this write.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I really enjoy this fairy tale :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

Got to love parents and how they convey their messages to children. This is a well penned poem. Continue on.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Oh my, this was beautifully penned.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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A really good message and I would have never guessed that it ends that way. Really nice imagery used on this write.

Posted 11 Years Ago

An important message….
Conveyed through a bed time story…..
It evoked….a nostalgic feeling……too…
Its great…..

Posted 11 Years Ago

Really sad and emotional poem...I was really into it. Good job!

Posted 11 Years Ago

Very emotion and beautiful

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on June 12, 2010
Last Updated on August 27, 2011


Shalini Dinesh (Poet's World)
Shalini Dinesh (Poet's World)

Irving, TX

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