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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Lioness Lies Sick

( Written after watching a program about a pride of lions whose best huntress is bitten by a snake and lies in the shade of a bush, trying to recover. It broke my heart.)

A lioness lies sick.

Her cubs are gone.

She waits alone.

Vultures rise by day--

By night, hyenas mock

Because a lioness lies sick.

Her cubs are gone.

She waits alone

To rule once more,

Or turn to bone.



  1. I was already crying because I just read T's post
    and reading yours did not help. And your music doesn't cheer me up too. Thank you for that ;(
    Hope the next blogger I visit will cheer me up. Otherwise I may need Prozac. Gosh. Snif.

  2. I can't watch the nature shows any more. The cycle of life is just too rough to watch in action.

  3. K, I got so wrapped up in her struggle! I wanted so badly for her to get better and rejoin her pride, and when that didn't happen, I sobbed, I was just wrecked. I can't bear for animals to suffer under any circumstances, but for whatever reason, this story especially got to me.

  4. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and the very kind words.

    I enjoyed reading through your blog and your poetry is very moving.

    I have a difficult time watching nature shows too, I always end up crying.

    Hope you don't mind me following your blog.

  5. oh! I love big cats. This makes me sad!

    I haven't forgotten about lemonade, btw. I will post soon!

  6. T, I am so glad you want to follow my blog! Welcome!

    Yep, RK, it really made me sad too.

  7. Did I hear someone say Prozac? Where's the line?

    And where are the cubs? Why are they not with their mother? You know how I personalize these things, like bathtubs for instance.

  8. Maybe they were taking a bubble bath? ;-)

  9. Babies growing up and leaving their parent is part of nature. It should not be stopped. But it is very sad. Sadder stil that a parent holds back a child.

  10. Gol-dang, this is great too.

    You are a true talent and I am glad to know you.

    The alone / bone is just crushingly great.


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