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smart monkeys don't eat meat

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smart monkeys don't eat meat

the loin stocks its pray
with strength and speed
it latches on the neck of an elk
bringing it to the ground
it teeth are meant to pierce rip and tare
a deadly blow it eats it meat raw
blood running down it's chin

she draws in her mate
it's time to breed
foolishly he sees no other
nature is calling
with no way out
as she sinks her teeth in
she earns her name 
black widow 

just the circle of life

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  1. Date: 9/13/2009 5:52:00 AM
    Nice description of two of natures beings the Lion and the Black Widow Spider. I read somewhere that the female does not kill the male everytime only when she desperately needs nourishment. Of course, we get so much misinformation now a days right. Sara

  1. Date: 9/13/2009 5:37:00 AM
    Oooh, this is great, John! Wasn't expecting to see the "black widow" reference pop up near the end. But in the animal kingdom, this is and always has been the "circle of life." By the way, "Circle of Life" was one of Elton John's best songs. It was written for "The Lion King." Love, Carolyn