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Milwaukee County Zoo's sole male lion has died

A lion unaware that his portrait is being taken, by a photographer- before his great beauty is gone; before . . . all wild animals are tragically forsaken, to capture his tranquil spirit the photo was taken at dawn. I weep, weep for the disappearance of such a creature, and for his natural world and landscapes created by God; just look into this lion's face and let him be your teacher. Beauty is vanishing! Don't be misled by the facade. Added after contest Finalized __________________________________ April 28, 2019 Repost February 26, 2021 Poetry/Rhyme/'Vanishing' Copyright Protected, ID 04-1332-534-28 All Rights Reserved, 2019, Constance La France Submitted to the Standard contest, "Vanishing" Old or New sponsor, Carolyn Devonshire, Judged 03/01/2021 First Place

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Date: 3/3/2021 11:06:00 AM
Congratulations on first place winning poem.
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Constance La France
Date: 3/4/2021 7:53:00 AM
Frances, thanks for the congratulations _Constance
Date: 3/3/2021 9:34:00 AM
Congratulations on your high honors in this contest. It is so sad to see the natural wonders around us fading away. Again, congratulations :)
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Date: 3/3/2021 9:37:00 AM
PS, thank you for the congratulations and comment, appreciate _Constance
Date: 3/3/2021 3:04:00 AM
Constance, Congratulations on your podium placement on merit with this immaculate work. Thanks for your soup mail on my entry to this contest. Howard
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Constance La France
Date: 3/3/2021 7:50:00 AM
Howard, thanks for the congratulations and compliment, appreciate _Constance
Date: 3/2/2021 7:46:00 PM
So sad... God bless you and congrats on your win, sweet friend. Love to you, Gina
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Constance La France
Date: 3/3/2021 7:51:00 AM
Gina, thanks for the comment and the congrats, so grateful _Constance
Date: 3/2/2021 2:55:00 PM
Wow! Congrats! Thanks for sharing this "vanishing reality" admonishing and warning in your awesome poetic style. Likewise, thanks for my placement in your recently-concluded contest. God bless you.
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Constance La France
Date: 3/2/2021 5:09:00 PM
Beata, thanks for the congrats and the compliment and you are welcome on your placement in my contest _Constance
Date: 3/2/2021 6:11:00 AM
It's sad that beautiful creatures such as these are disappearing, Congrats on your win Constance
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Date: 3/2/2021 8:04:00 AM
Joseph, thanks for the nice comment and the congrats, appreciate _Constance
Date: 3/1/2021 7:59:00 PM
WOW! Big Congrats to win TOP. Hugs.
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Date: 3/2/2021 8:04:00 AM
Anisha, thanks for the congrats, so grateful _Constance
Date: 3/1/2021 2:27:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. WOW!!! What a beautiful write and picture. Your line, "I weep, weep for the disappearance of such a creature." was so moving. Enjoy your earrings. Have a blessed day with your win..................
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Date: 3/1/2021 2:56:00 PM
Paula, thanks for the congratulations, and the compliment, I like that line too _Constance
Date: 3/1/2021 1:30:00 PM
Constance, congratulations on your first prize win! An amazing poem with a powerful message - David Holmes
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Date: 3/1/2021 2:56:00 PM
David, thanks for the congratulations and for the comment and compliment, so grateful _Constance
Date: 3/1/2021 11:09:00 AM
Dropping back to say many congrats on your win Constnace:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/1/2021 2:57:00 PM
Jan, thank you so much for the congrats, appreciate_Constance
Date: 3/1/2021 11:04:00 AM
I was deeply moved by your poem, Constance. It seems many of our large, beautiful cats are sinking into extinction. I wish your message would sink in so we could save them. Congratulations on a first-place win! Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 3/1/2021 2:59:00 PM
Carolyn, thank you for another great contest and for my awesome placement, the poem is very meaningful to me, thanks also for the congratulations and comment, will check my soupmail _Constance
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 3/1/2021 11:14:00 AM
Soup mail coming
Date: 2/26/2021 1:51:00 PM
This poem brought tears to my eyes. On a camera safari in Tanzania, we were unable to spot a lion. Other animals were plentiful, but not the beautiful lion. We must not let this travesty happen to these beautiful creatures. Thanks so much for writing this, Constance. Good luck in the contest!
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Constance La France
Date: 2/26/2021 2:04:00 PM
Milton, thanks so much for your comments, sadly the trophy hunting of these beautiful creatures continues, so happy to hear that the Masai tribe (and others) are helping - Constance
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 2/26/2021 1:53:00 PM
Incidentally, are you aware that the Masai tribe has been recruited and are being most helpful in protecting the lions. Incredible people...the Masai!
Date: 2/26/2021 10:51:00 AM
Man has so much to answer for Constance, good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx
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Constance La France
Date: 2/26/2021 2:07:00 PM
Jan, you are right, people feel sorry for the lions in wild life zoo's and sanctuaries but at least the lions are safe and maybe one day can be introduced into nature again or at least the species can increase and continue, and of course lion's are not the only species threatened by man _Constance