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Lions in the Jungle

Updated on March 30, 2015

The Forest Floor

Ah lyin' upon the forest floor

What once was a jungle a wood no more

Ancestral beast has left her cage

Searching for food to feed her empty loin

Has not but escaped the steel-band sound

Accompanying her heart beating loud

While the other disposes

I lie upon the table

cold and empty

© 2013 ocfireflies

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    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      2 years ago from North Carolina

      Bill,

      Gosh, darn it. I have some hub ideas, but because you said, "PLEASE," I will work on a gas, groceries, feed and fertilizer piece.

      Thank you my friend for not forgetting me and for encouraging me.

      Must get a picture before the place goes to general store afterlife. Though, it does not really look like it did "back when."

      Kim

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wow!

      That's it....WOW!

      Your ability to turn a phrase and wring every ounce of emotion out of it is....well, I'm jealous.

      Now, could you do me a favor? I'd love to read an article or poem, by you, about those times long ago when your family owned a general store.

      PLEASE!!!!!

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      Sanjay Sharma 

      3 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      The imagery is beautiful. The "Ancestral beast" reminds of the beast in "the Second Coming" on one hand, and have different associations of carnal passions, powerful destiny, wild urges, helplessness etc. on the other. It imparts deeper meaning to the poem.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      4 years ago from TEXAS

      Professionals can be rather cavalier. Seems experience with people sometimes cauterizes their feelings rather than nourishing them. Perhaps they think it's useful "tough love", but between the loss and the physical pain you suffered, more 'toughness' was not needed, especially not then. Sad. I hope it's better now. I've had a miscarriage, too, a very long time ago but it was my husband who had no empathy.

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      ocfireflies 

      4 years ago

      Nellieanna,

      I, too often ponder. I wrote this after I had a miscarriage and the doctor performing the DNC showed little understanding for my grief.

      Kim

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      4 years ago from TEXAS

      How chillingly tragic. I shall read it further and ponder.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Fran,

      Thanks for stopping by and support.

      Kim

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      Fran 

      5 years ago

      Short and wonderful.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank You. I am working on creating pieces with more length. Kim

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      truthfornow 

      5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Great job. Short but expressing so much.

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      Denise Handlon 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      I agree about the feedback. After writing in solitaire for three years it was such a pleasure to get feedback from other people, (outside of family).

      Best to you with writing.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank You so much. I am following your work which is extremely helpful as well as inspirational.

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 

      5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      You write deceptively deep poetry and draw the reader in as the poem progresses looking for the next event or incident or feeling. Keep writing, you are doing well.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Denise,

      Thank you so much. I am so excited to have discovered HubPages. It's so wonderful to write and get feedback and to be able to read what great stuff is being published by others. Kim

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      Denise Handlon 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      A beautiful way to express the heartache and emptiness that follows a miscarriage, from one who's been there. Awesome poem and emotional impact.

      Welcome to Hubpages.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much. Enjoying your work as well.

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      Lurana Brown 

      5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Powerful imagery...raw emotions artfully expressed. Voting up! :-)

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank You!

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      Quincy Hernandez Jr. 

      5 years ago

      You're quite a poet!

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