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Leopard

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Leopard

Motionless the big cat waits
deep in the scrub shadows
sun starting to set, night draws in
fading light makes her invisible

Only the odd flick of an ear
gives her positition away
suddenly she tenses and coils
a spurt of speed and its done

She and her cubs will eat tonight
softly the mother leopard calls
with a few rustles of undergrowth
they tumble into the moonlight

Furry balls of fun without a care
they belly up to the deer carcass
a few more weeks learning the ropes
then a solitary life awaits them all 

Of the four she now has with her
maybe one will make it through
struggling with the strife of living 
whilst fighting to rear her own cubs

For now they are safe and well tended
with a soft cry she takes them back
to her well hidden clifftop cave
they are all safe for yet another day

written 08/06/2013

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  1. Date: 3/16/2014 10:29:00 AM
    Shadow What a sweet write. The story you told is very captivating and creative. It keeps the reader amused and entertained. Thanks for the great comment on my What Am I poem.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 3/16/2014 4:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Robin hugs
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 9:03:00 AM
    Aren't Robert's comments funny? Seriously I love your descriptive scenes. "Odd flick of an ear" - favorite phrase. Thank you Shadow. love, Kathy

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/8/2013 9:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tnx Kathy yes he is lol. (ripple of the shoulder) or (back) flick of the tail and on Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 12:01:00 PM
    When they get home they realize the cable's out again. What will we do all night long Mom in our little den. Go get the cards and pop some corn. We'll make it through somehow. :) Afterall, what would you do if you were born a cow? Oh, for silly. :)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/7/2013 5:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    love the humor of your remarks ty Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:27:00 PM
    Vividly detailed. A well-written documentary about survival in the wild. Milt

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/7/2013 5:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Milt I am so happy you enjoyed it Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:19:00 PM
    Really good write, shadow, you write so nicely...Peter

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/7/2013 6:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Peter I am humbled by your comments as you are a fantastic poet yourself Shadow x smiles