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Lost cub

 A lioness calls  out as she  walked slowly towards her cub
           Who lay silently behind the shrub
But her calls went  unanswered, there was no reply
           By the fangs  of a viper the poor cub had died
The mother licked her cub  hoping it would move
               But the stillness of death could not be removed
She called..... and she called...... until the sun set
             The grief of that lioness was hard to forget
After a while the big cat reluctantly  moved on
             But she looked  back one last time, and then she was gone

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  1. Date: 11/11/2013 4:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win, Joseph

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 9:28:00 PM
    Joseph... Congratulations, thanks for the support..... ~SKAT~ LOVE

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 6:07:00 PM
    I LOVE how you did the theme of grief. An animal's grief. I think we can never really know how deep their grief may be. but surely it is a grief of some kind!!

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 9/28/2013 7:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Andrea...I think Susan wanted personal accounts this doesn't qualify
  1. Date: 9/22/2013 1:03:00 PM
    Such a sad poem, but so well written. The image of the mother cat looking back is haunting.

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 9/23/2013 4:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Monterey