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Crocodile Tears, Songwriting

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“Crocodile Tears” is so much more entertaining if you play the video, below, “Born To Be Wild”, as you read this poem! Please enjoy!

Crocodile Tears

crocodile-tears-poetry

Born To Be Wild - Vocals - Steppenwolf

Crocodile Tears


Get your fear in control

Look past greenish faces

And dry, wart-like textures

Leave fear in far-off places

And stop trippin’ on your dark thoughts

Show your strength lest you be defaced

Smellin‘ fear just makes them drool

And causes hearts to race


Lilac tongues are frightening

Knife-sharp fangs and molars

Growlin’ through hot breaths

Tails circlin’ like huge rollers

But, stop trippin’ on your dark thoughts

Show your strength lest you be defaced

Smellin’ fear just makes them drool

And causes hearts to race


So swallow down your bile

And meet my pet Crocodiles

Step back if they cry

Crocodile tears lie


My Crocodiles

My Crocodiles


Get your fear in control

Look past greenish faces

And dry, wart-like textures

Leave fear in far off places

And stop trippin’ on your dark-thoughts

Show your strength lest you be defaced

Smellin’ fear just makes them drool

And causes hearts to race


Just swallow down your bile

And meet my pet Crocodiles

Step back if they cry

Crocodile tears lie

My Crocodiles

My Crocodiles


Differences Between Crocodiles And Alligators

CrocodilesAlligators

Snouts are pointed like a “V” shape.

Snouts are wide like a “U” shape.

Preference: Salty Water

Preference: Fresh Water

Crocodiles tend to be longer than Alligators.

Alligators tend to be smaller than Crocodiles.

Crocodiles are lighter in color than Alligators.

Alligators tend to be darker in color than Crocodiles.

Crocodiles are slower moving than Alligators.

Alligators are faster moving than Crocodiles.

Crocodiles are more aggressive than Alligators.

Alligators are not quite as aggressive as Crocodiles.

Crocodile Tears

Crocodile Tears

crocodile-tears-poetry

Crocodile Tears

crocodile-tears-poetry

Crocodile Tears

crocodile-tears-poetry

© 2018 Tamara Yancosky

Comments

Tamara Yancosky (author) from Uninhabited Regions on August 24, 2018:

Thank you, Chitrangada! I am so happy that you like this poem, and so glad you stopped by!

Hugs,

Tamara

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 24, 2018:

Nice poem and I got enlightened about the crocodile tears. I really had no idea about, why it is called so.

Thanks for sharing!

Tamara Yancosky (author) from Uninhabited Regions on July 29, 2018:

Bill, it’s always a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you for your delightful comment. It’s a beautiful start to my day.

Hugs,

Tamara

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on July 29, 2018:

Guess I missed this one, but what a fun read, Tamara. Thanks for sharing this one with us.

Tamara Yancosky (author) from Uninhabited Regions on July 28, 2018:

Flourish,

How kind of you! Thank you for such a lovely comment.

Love,

Tamara

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 27, 2018:

Poetry is hard enough to write but poetry to the tune of specific music is a special feat. Well done here.

Tamara Yancosky (author) from Uninhabited Regions on July 16, 2018:

Mark, thank you for your thoughtful comment. Just for that, I might let you give one of my pet crocodiles a hug.

xxx

Tamara

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on July 15, 2018:

cute, cool and informative.

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