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The Hyena

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

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Date: 7/20/2019 11:35:00 AM
Nice one Bernard. Congrats on your win
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Bernard F. Asuncion
Date: 7/20/2019 5:16:00 PM
Thank you so much, dear Ma’am Jeanne. You are one of my inspirations. I will cherish this precious win in sir Edward’s fascinating contest. Praise be to God!!!
Date: 7/20/2019 11:29:00 AM
A terrific poem, Bernard:-) Really well done. Congratulations on your win in my contest!
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Bernard F. Asuncion
Date: 7/20/2019 5:11:00 PM
Thank you so much, sir Edward. I will treasure this surprise win in your challenging contest. To God be the glory!