I‘m not a dog or cat in the area,
I am a carnivore in Africa;
I really roam to look for food to eat,
You cannot evade my sharp and tough teeth.
I run through ungulate herds in order
To select a victim to devour;
I hunt for precious prey just to attack,
I am highly wise and cleverly smart.
I am social and known as scavenger,
Although in truth I am a predator;
I frequently steal fresh kills from lions,
I want to challenge Komodo dragons.
I show less restraint, Lioness, beware!
Making an attempt at a takeover;
I drive off larger predators from kills,
I consume dinner with my superb skills.
Male Lions, If you threaten me with force,
I call my buddies to make matters worse;
You will run away with forlorn aura,
I’m winner because I’m the Hyena.
Date: July 6, 2019
Title chosen: The Hyena
Sponsor: Edward Ibeh
Copyright © Bernard F. Asuncion | Year Posted 2019