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Below is the poem entitled JUST LIKE THE LION which was written by poet Frank Azuoma. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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They swoop on their preys
Like the lion
And the carrions
They must leave behind
Tell their story.

Have you seen
Sleeping lion snore
After a great feast?

Have you seen the lout
With glee in its wake
Stroll to warm his skin
Under sun as the day lasts
And the way he hounds  thereafter.

Bones that are heavy
Made swifter to crush made whole
Strong bones  made stronger
By battle and valour
Eyes gazing in blank
With whiskers and tail to watch 
As to what the head is thinking
Or has seen 
 Any moment
The soft palette in the mouth
Strains between good and evil
And begin to wet
Hooded with an enduring mane
He could just pace around 
Resting his tireless
Paws and claws
To do a good job means 
All  must be ready for the job
The power mongers
Are like the lion
Swift with their hands and legs
And all other trappings
For holding victims in leash to death.

Copyright © Frank Azuoma

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  1. Date: 2/7/2011 12:23:00 PM
    nicee...strong choicee of diction/..