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The hyena

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The hyena

The hyena's laugh is quite impulsive
And its choice of carrion most repulsive
But it's always in a happy mood
When scavenging another's food

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  1. Date: 12/7/2012 8:02:00 AM
    laughing with bloody mouths. Love it.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/7/2012 10:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kathy
  1. Date: 12/6/2012 12:48:00 PM
    nicely penned Jon....they are the eternal enemies of lions

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/6/2012 9:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, And they taunt the lions while eating the lions prey. I don't know how they got the reputation of being cowardly. Perhaps their jumpy nature. To taunt lions while feeding on their prey in my opinion is either fearless or foolhardy. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my poem.
  1. Date: 12/5/2012 6:52:00 PM
    this is just perfect! i love the second line the most - very entertaining!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/6/2012 7:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you ilene. I had a lot of fun writing this poem.
  1. Date: 12/5/2012 4:00:00 PM
    I really like these short clever types of poems! I think it was a hyena that was on the movie LIfe of Pi. A young boy is stuck on a life boat in the ocean sharing the boat with a tiger, monkey and hyena. Eventually the hyena gets killed by the tiger but it was a pretty scary animal when it went after the poor monkey!!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/6/2012 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea.
  1. Date: 12/5/2012 11:39:00 AM
    There are lots many like your sketched Hyena, who act exactly the way Hyena snatch and enjoy its stolen foods. Nicely penned Jon and thank you for your good wishes on my Poem PINK PINK PINK. Love and best wishes...Ravindra K

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/6/2012 6:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ravindra
  1. Date: 12/5/2012 8:08:00 AM
    That's like some people I know... nice one Jon xx

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/6/2012 6:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mandy
  1. Date: 12/5/2012 6:19:00 AM
    Snatching "another's food" and don't have to work for it is right. That can put him in a happy mood lol. I like watching the National Geographic Explorer where in one episode they filmed the hyenas stealing food from the lion. It was pretty funny to watch. They were laughing alright taunting that poor lion :) Enjoyed, Jon. Have a great day!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/6/2012 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Toquyen
  1. Date: 12/5/2012 5:08:00 AM
    this is really good Jon, such a concise poem, right to the point, and awesome to read...

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/6/2012 6:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Harry