Sunday, September 6, 2015

A Lion

I loved a lion.

Braided mane.
Savannah eyes.

A lion

with a thorned paw
and a fear of fire.

My lion

laid me down a lamb,
and I woke

a lion.

For Poetry Pantry at Poets United

23 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

From lion to lamb to lion--an amazing transformation...or love affair..or mystery!

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Fireblossom said...

I adore this.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Gorgeous write :D

Steve King said...

How interesting the way our lives--and the things we let into them--bring transition, unexpected resolution and results. You just have to have the courage to lay down with that lion... Nice job.
Steve K.

Aditi said...

Sometimes circumstances force you to change your nature. Interesting write!

Gail said...

Amazing.

Susan said...

The wild in us never totally dies. This is good.

Sylvia K said...

I do LOVE this -- as always, of course!! You do continue to amaze and delight me!!! Thank you!! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!!

Sumana Roy said...

"and I woke

a lion."........love this...

Mary said...

Can't decide whether I would rather be a lamb or a lion!

brudberg said...

How very cleaver to weave ion the fable..

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

A mysterious transformation....I love the thoughts it evokes.

X said...

Rawr.
There is a time for lambs.
There is a time for lions.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I so relate to being laid down a lamb and arising a lion. It is Mother Lion's journey!

thotpurge said...

A lion with a braided mane... wonder how he'd look!!!

Loredana Donovan said...

Such a cool write with subtle sensuality.

Old Egg said...

The empowerment by being brave.

Wendy Bourke said...

A lovely nuanced little piece. I do belief that people can rise up and become what they dream of becoming. In fact, more people should try it. Ha!

Jae Rose said...

I love the end line - perhaps we all should strive to be lions...survivors not victims..

Outlawyer said...

And Time marches on! So clever, MZ, and always so poetic too in terms of sound/meter/effect. Thanks. k.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Great!

Marian said...

I love this.

G L Meisner said...

The changes that happen for love are undeniable.