Survival Of A Snake
Author: Capricorn


I can't see well
when prey is near,
but I can smell
so he should fear.

If he's obscure
I'll careful be,
and when I'm sure
pounce, accurately!

Constricting his body,
then his breath
I will restrict,
to feel his death.

Crushing efficiently
until I kill.
I then sufficiently
eat my fill

Opening my jaw
to hideous extent
for I have no paw
or implement.

then to see
but able
to return to normality

Beneath a stone I slide
to digest.
>From predators I hide
with my conquest.

Leave me alone!
Don't disturb my life!
Hidden by a stone
I will survive.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Luc ( -- Friday, January 31 2003, 03:37 pm

im guessing you made this poem because of that snake you told me about.. i liked the ending ^.^ good one cap. keep on writing
LinzAy ( -- Friday, January 31 2003, 11:28 pm


that's a cool poem! And i like that last verse as well
Capricorn ( -- Saturday, February 1 2003, 12:44 am

Thanks Luc and LinzAy

Thanks for commenting, and yes Luc I wrote this because of my snakes.
barb ( -- Saturday, February 1 2003, 11:19 pm


good writing cap even though I don't like snakes they have no mannersHhha. one big gulp and they are done eating Hhha Ha
Capricorn ( -- Sunday, February 2 2003, 12:49 am

I agree

Yes Barb,I agree.When my son first wanted a snake I said "no way!!" but I've got used to them, and taken them on for breeding. Seeing them eat is disgusting and fascinating all at the same time. and seeing a baby pop his head out of its egg is quite beautiful.
Marc ( -- Friday, March 14 2003, 01:39 am

I love snakes

I have two corn snakes, Indigo and Ike, babies still, and your poem made me think of Ike a lot.. its cute.
Capricorn ( -- Monday, March 24 2003, 04:51 pm

Hi Marc

Glad to hear someone else like these little creatures! I have 3 cornsnakes, 2 female and 1 male annd my son has the first one we had. yeah they can be cute!
barb ( -- Wednesday, March 26 2003, 04:27 pm

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That's why I like you cap you can turn fear into beauty. good writing
Capricorn ( -- Wednesday, March 26 2003, 09:30 pm


I suppose ther's beauty in eveything really, just takes time to find it!
MartinV ( -- Thursday, March 27 2003, 09:08 pm

GeePers, Crawlers, What Big Jaws You Got, then...... "Lunch!"


Your pets (loved ones, sorry) can take the life out of their surprised meals, but, whith every word you write, you provide a thrill for us all, sometimes for the victim, its just a crunch! Is there a food for snakes/reptiles, called crunchies?

Actually, I know there are some in Irock, I wish would share your hungry pet's rock.

Sorry, I showed little respect for your intent, yes, guess I am a little bent.

Neat, Funny, yet, your words are true, once again, I take off my skin to you, I mean, shed, shead, whatever. Hey, I'm having fun today, loved your poem, regardless of the words, I used today.

Thank You,
Capricorn ( -- Saturday, March 29 2003, 01:26 am


No live foods used to feed my snakes Martin. I buy a bag of frozen mice and defrost as needed! Yuk! ...pretty gruesome, eh? No different to defrosting a chicken for us though!
Lefty ( -- Friday, May 26 2006, 09:19 pm

i hate snakes

even though i really don't like snakes your poem made me feel like they weren't just disgusting oversized worms, but actual pets
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