Daily Prompts, Poem

Because he is The Lion

With each new day in Africa, a gazelle wakes up knowing he must outrun the fastest lion or perish. At the same time, a lion stirs and stretches, knowing he must outrun the fastest gazelle or starve. It’s no different for the human race. Whether you consider yourself a gazelle or a lion, you have to run faster than others to survive.

– Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makhtoum

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“Like tassels of raw silk

draping subtly over his shoulders

Swirls with nobility and grace

In thousand splendid shades

of cocoa, cinnamon and chocolate

Eyes yellow bright and glazed

Textured with emotions it endures

Face jagged and scarred

With the victories of past

When life tried to break him but failed

His skin tells the tale of his past

Moments he sacrificed life

for himself and for others

The king of the jungle 

It needs no reason nor excuse

Stands with nobility and pride

With roar that extinguishes every strife.”

 

 

 

 

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