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deadly games

  Beneath a columned structure people watch
     As man and beast compete in a deadly match
        Soon the drama  before them will unfold
 A drama contested by the very  bold

 In the distance a palm tree stands
    in this ancient desert land
      where pyramids rise from arid sands
 To inter pharoahs who were grand

  Two stone faced pharoahs observe the scene
      As 3 men strain to control the king of beasts
       Their muscles  taut, their senses keen
   As they try to avoid becoming the lion's feast

  A leopard skin lies near their feet
     Perhaps a cat that was too weak
       But now the lion they try to defeat
     If they lose this battle, the  result,   bleak

 
 The lion roars for freedom's hope
     As the men hold tightly to the ropes
 Trying to subdue this creature with ebony mane
       But the beast within cannot be tamed
 As the lion rises up like a roaring flame
      Yearning for freedom once again

   The 3 men, perhaps captives themselves
       Into  danger's realm have  delved
        But if this feline should break free
         The captive will give chase,  and  the  captives will  flee
                                                         ~~








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  1. Date: 12/27/2013 9:07:00 AM
    A wonderful first place win. Well done Joseph......Roger

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 8:57:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 8:55:00 PM
    Bravo Joseph, great history mixed with great writing!!

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 7:52:00 PM
    Nice take on the interpretation and congratulations on the win, Joseph

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 6:03:00 PM
    As if you have painted the portrait ...one can see it all by reading this wonderful poem. Great work !

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 5:33:00 PM
    this is a winner for sure. You really described it well, Joseph.

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 11/15/2013 9:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Andrea
  1. Date: 11/15/2013 6:02:00 AM
    Great descriptive write. Immediately bought to mind "Daniel in the Lions Den". X

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 11/15/2013 6:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Kim....
  1. Date: 11/15/2013 3:19:00 AM
    - An exciting and well written poem Joseph. - Good luck in the contest - Have a great weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 11/15/2013 6:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Anne
  1. Date: 11/14/2013 4:08:00 PM
    I see that you had some of the same thoughts as me but I have not gotten mine written yet..Reads like winning material to me..Thanks for the visit with congrats.Sara

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 11/15/2013 6:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Sara
  1. Date: 11/14/2013 3:40:00 PM
    A great write you have penned here Joseph. Somehow I was hoping the lion would get them. They would have deserved it. I enjoyed this poem...Peter

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 11/15/2013 6:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Peter
  1. Date: 11/14/2013 3:09:00 PM
    I've enjoyed your poetry this afternoon Joseph, xxx

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 11/14/2013 3:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Rose.....hugs