Writers block is a plague and I'm infected. Hi, I'm Araw. I'm seventeen and I call myself I writer.

Message to Readers

I didn't think I'd get anything in for the contest, but luckily I finished something. I'm not super proud of it, but it's about Kipling's Jungle Book, one of my absolute favourites. Hope you guys enjoy this piece after a long while of me not posting much.

Shere Khan #fire

January 11, 2019


I have seen your type before
With your eyes that could pierce through steel
And your ice-pick teeth bared
A seemingly unstoppable force
That has already conquered the world
You stroll by with the haughtiness of a peacock
Though we know you are so much more dangerous
Because in a flash, you devour those
Who show any semblance of weakness
With more strength than the mighty Bagheera
And a mind sharper than that of Kaa
You have no need for stalking through the underbrush
Because once you set your sights, there is no escape
Who would’ve thought that a beast like you
Would see a monster in the red flower
That man uses to ward off the cold
And kill the overwhelming darkness
Who would have thought that its life-giving heat
And vision-granting light
Would have you running desperately
From your own burning tail
Oh Shere Khan
He who is named for the beast he is
And for the champion title he holds
You are nothing but a coward in stripes


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  • Andromeda

    Amazing and unique, good job! I really enjoyed ready that :)

    almost 2 years ago
  • Cololo231

    This is beautiful. :)

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anha

    your imagery and metaphors in this piece kill me. it's so good and i hate it. R.j. raises an excellent point, if you don't place imma blow up.

    almost 2 years ago
  • The Ha

    Your pieces are so unique and detailed
    I love this one!!! Keel up the amazing work :)

    almost 2 years ago
  • R.j.Elsewhere

    And here i thought I had a chance of placing in this contest. Rude. JK. if you don't win. I'm suing, though.

    almost 2 years ago
  • Johanna

    Omigod this is so stunning!! I love the story of junglebook, and this was wonderful... Awesome job!

    almost 2 years ago