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Cougar Wild

Updated on September 23, 2011
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Stealth and grace
     on padded paw,
Silent running
     is your law.

Though your tracks
     leave ghostly trace;
Still you seldom
     show your face.

Freedom is
     your birthright, too:
Sad, behind bars
     in a zoo.

Lawless hunters
     prey on you;
It's they who should
     be in a zoo!

Majestic grace and
     flowing beauty,
Protecting you,
     our sacred duty.

For as this planet
     whirls through space,
We must insure survival
     of each race. 
 
 
 
 

© Oct. 1991 C. Elizabeth Carl © 6-11-10 C. Elizabeth (Carl) Elias

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    Liz Elias 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Thank you very much, everyone, for you comments. I have been remiss in keeping up with my replies. I'm pleased that you have liked this poem..it is a rare one for me, as I mostly write free verse.

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    Barbara Anne Helberg 6 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

    @DzyMsLizzy...Great pictures and graceful words to encourage the preservation of the cougar!

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    Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

    Beautiful and so true. We even have a few in South GA!

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    saddlerider1 7 years ago

    Very nicely done, I love cougars and we need to save them, I agree put the lawless hunters in a zoo, they belong there not the cats. Thanks for the share.

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    Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

    DML...I think this is one of you best! WB

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    Liz Elias 7 years ago from Oakley, CA

    LOL, Micky Dee I probably have to agree with that.. ;-)

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    Micky Dee 7 years ago

    This "survival" should not extend to politicians though. I hope they will be eradicated!

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    RisingBreeze 7 years ago

    Very pretty. I love the pictures. :)