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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: June 6, 2014      Views: 365
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 ABOUT
TFAWCUS 

Tony Fawcus, ex-RAF Navigator and Junior School teacher, now living on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula where he runs a small farm and a B&B cottage.

He is an accomplished novelist and is currently at the #6 spot on the rankings.

The Seal of Quality committee has rewarded him with 3 seals. He is also an active reviewer and is holding the #59 spot on the top ranked reviewer list.

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Chapter 20 of the book Free Verse Collection
The generation gap - free verse
"Paper Tigers" by tfawcus
We exchanged paper tigers
in the dark days
of the Kurt Cobain addiction,
neither understanding the other;
I, still enmeshed in the cocoon of her childhood,
she, struggling to emerge
and test her newfound wings.

Never mind that
exotic night flowers are poisoned
and enticing flames burn
for we all must learn to fly.

It took time for me to learn
that she would write her own life
in free, unrhymed verse,
not the straitjacket of the formal sonnet
proffered by her parent.

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Author Notes
Paper tiger is a literal English translation of a Chinese phrase. The term refers to something that seems threatening, yet ineffectual and unable to withstand challenge. (Wikipedia)

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