Poem: Mighty Lion

I stalk the lowly prey,
like a hunter in the night.
Watch the birds and lizards scurry,
it’s my reputation that gives them fright.

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You won’t see me approaching,
I attack in swiftly stealth.
If you want to escape my claws,
you’d better be in good health.

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For I am ‘King of the Jungle’,
I am a mighty lion.
I am the one who rules the roost,
so don’t even bother trying.

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My owners know who’s really boss,
but I don’t really care.
I only let them feed me well,
and I let them share my lair.

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I am the mighty lion,
I’ll rip your couch to bits
Make sure you clean my litter tray,
‘cause what I’ve eaten has given me the shits.

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I’ll give you dirty looks my friend,
if you yell at me for doing naughty stuff.
Vomit and hairball spews on the floor,
and that isn’t good enough?

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I’ll sleep most of the hours in a day,
and lick my ass amongst your guests.
Scavenging off your kitchen bench,
is something that I enjoy the best.

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I like to sit on your lap and purr,
but I am no silly fool
‘Cause while you stroke my fur with love
I’ll stain your clothes with drool.

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I am the mighty lion
and sometimes I go by, “Damn Cat!”
It’s mostly when I’ve done something bad,
but hey, I am cool with that.

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chinchilla persian cat image by LeonJane
chinchilla persian cat image by LeonJane

This poem is dedicated to our Chinchilla Persian cat who, at times, thinks that he is a lion. For most of the time however he is quite placid but can be vocal for wanting food and for wanting to be let out. His fur is thick and white which makes it way too hard for him to catch birds as they can see him from a mile away. He mostly catches lizards to which we yell at him and he drops them.

Chinchilla Persian’s fur is lighter and fluffier than a standard Persian cat. Even if you don’t have pet allergies you will still be sneezing from getting this light fluff up your nose. But how could you resist taking one of these kittens home when they look at you with their big green eyes!

His name is Winston. Because when we brought him home he cleaned up all our cob webs around our architraves by exploring our house. From this we said, “Incy Wincy Spider!”  (from the nursery rhyme) and then we used Wincy to make Winston!

chinchilla persian cat image by LeonJane
chinchilla persian cat image by LeonJane
chinchilla persian cat image by LeonJane
chinchilla persian cat image by LeonJane

R.I.P. Winston "Wincy"

23 Aug 1998 to 7 Oct 2013

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Comments 31 comments

Kenneth Avery 2 years ago

LeonJane,

Thank you for being so kind. I would love you to read just one of my works and critique it for me. And please, be one of my followers.

Thanks, Kenneth


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LeonJane 2 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks Kenneth for your kind comment. Yes I have ideas for novels and have started a couple but it's hard to find the time to work on them. I'll be sure to have a look at your work here on hubpages. Thanks again.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Hello, LeonJane,

I really enjoyed this hub. I have five cats and love them like family members.

You have a real talent for writing. I voted Up and all of the things to push because you really deserved it.

Are you going to write any novels in the future? I hope so, because your wrting skills can and will touch so many lives.

I am going to leave you some fan mail and then become one of your followers.

I would consider it a great honor if you would check out one or two of my hubs and be one of my followers.

Sincerely,

Kenneth


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LeonJane 2 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks BOB


BOB 3 years ago

Im verry sorry to hear that


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LeonJane 3 years ago from Australia Author

R.I.P. Winston, you'll be sadly missed, our little boy.


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LeonJane 3 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks rihana, happy you like this poem, please feel free to have a look around at my other interesting poems that you might also like!


rihana 3 years ago

this is so interestinggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg


laura 3 years ago

hello i am reading this book called christian the lion and for my lamda exam i need a poem on something to do with lions like how a human sees a lion, how a lion isn't who we think it is something like that and i really liked ur poem and i was thinking is there anyway you can make one for me? it would mean the world to me! ur poem is the best one i have ever heard i hope you can help? pplease


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LeonJane 4 years ago from Australia Author

not god?


ahsan 4 years ago

not god


Rebecca 4 years ago

leon jane can can u talk to me


Rebecca 4 years ago

are you there now


Rebecca 4 years ago

sometimes i am and sometimes i not hey u wanna be friends


Rebecca 5 years ago

hello


leni sands 5 years ago

are yon still ther


Rebecca 5 years ago

i know you fownd a good piccher to


Rebecca 5 years ago

thenk`s


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LeonJane 6 years ago from Australia Author

link didn't work leni, but I guess you found a good picture?


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK

This poem just about sums up cats and so does the picture in the following link.

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.howtochangelifenow.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/cat-lion.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.howtochangelifenow.com/tips-to-improve-...


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LeonJane 6 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks for your comment GW Nichols, seems like everyone has had a cat thinking it's a lion story!


GW Nichols 6 years ago

Over the years i have many Cats and i have to say damn i hate it when they think they're the boss. I've had every appendage attacked and when i look down at them and they look up with that "I'm a Lion RAWR... i'm sowwy..." I can't stand it cause i just can't help forgive them.


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LeonJane 6 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks Joshua Kell, glad you enjoyed this poem and left a comment.


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Joshua Kell 6 years ago from Arizona

Lovely and funny. Thanks.


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LeonJane 6 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks ainehannah, the lion picture is real however I think the white has been enhanced in photoshop. White lions exist in real life, an explanation from wiki:

"White lions are not albino lions. Instead, the white color is caused by a recessive gene known as chinchilla or color inhibitor"


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ainehannah 6 years ago from Dublin

Fab as usual Leon :0); that lion at the top, has it been photoshopped or is it some spectacular breed that's snow white? Lovely pix


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LeonJane 6 years ago from Australia Author

@ Chaotic Chica, thanks for your comment, yes cats have some sort of regal air about them that when you compare them to lions and tigers they are quite fun and cute. That is because they have very similar mannerisms to lions and tigers.

@ Micky Dee, thanks for your comment, wow a bike riding cat while wrapped around your shoulders! Now I'd like to see a photo of that!

@ VAMPGYRL420, thanks for your comment, glad you enjoyed this hub.

@ kkbunnylover, thanks for your comment, yes all these photos, except for the top one, are what I have taken of my cat. He was very playful that day.


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kkbunnylover 6 years ago

r u sure these pic are all your you could get in troble i just thought i let you know i would hate for you to get in troble. but you wrighting was very good (comment on me)


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VAMPGYRL420 6 years ago from The Eastern Shore of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, U.S.A.

Very cute!!! :)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Very nice. Cats have found me very often! I had one that would ride my bike with me while wrapped around my shoulders. Thanks LeonJane!


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Chaotic Chica 6 years ago

I have been a cat owner for some time and this latest one thinks she's a dog! She'll chase her tail and all. I love how much of a regal air cats take on, it is so much fun watching them! Two thumbs up for all the urban lions!

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