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The Kill

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The Kill

Motionless the
leopard waits
only an odd flick of
his tail
giving away where he
hides


He is watching the
small dikdik
patiently he waits
as slowly
they come closer as
they graze


Coiled up ready to
spring
with a flurry of
speed
he ambushes his prey


A squeal and the
deed done
he carries off his
dinner
taking it high up
into the tree 

Stashing it between
forked branches
safe from hyenas and
lions
he eats at his
leisure

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  1. Date: 10/29/2013 9:18:00 AM
    Great descriptive verse gives the poem power and motion. Well done

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/30/2013 6:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Karen much appreciate your feedback TY for your valuable time Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 9:12:00 PM
    You capture this so well.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/30/2013 6:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Rick and Ty dear it is an awesome sight hugs Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 5:51:00 PM
    you captuured the hunt well ....nicely penned Shadow....I am amazed at how strong this cat is....

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/29/2013 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes Joseph their bite can crush their prey's skull incredible power. Ty for enjoying Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 5:38:00 PM
    A total picture of ambushing of prey by the leopard beautifully adorned with the ink of natural colors. Enjoyed the scene. Loved always, my friend, bl

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/29/2013 6:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Bl so nice of you Ty Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 1:06:00 PM
    well crafted write here, my friend

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/27/2013 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Jack so pleased that you enjoyed it. Ty for reading Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/26/2013 6:58:00 PM
    nicely penned Shadow...I could see him waiting for the right moment...enjoyed this one :) hugs

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/27/2013 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Sandra trust all is well Ty for your review Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/26/2013 4:26:00 PM
    A lovely poem you have written here Shadow. How lucky you are to have seen these beautiful creaturres...Peter

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/27/2013 3:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes Peter very lucky nothing like seeing them wild and free Ty for nice review and your time Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/26/2013 2:56:00 PM
    - Like a black shadow .... never know when it strikes. - Proficient written Shadow! - I like it very much. - Have a nice weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/26/2013 3:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Black leopards are awesome Anne Lise such graceful cats ty for your precious time have a lovely weekend Shadow x smile