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Simba in Savannah - a Poem

Updated on October 23, 2012
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The Savannah underneath a starry sky.
The Savannah underneath a starry sky. | Source

Simba in Savannah

In a faraway land where the wild are free, and ah

Roaming the lush greens of the great Savannah!

Generous rainfalls of many moons now and then

And of the brilliant stars waltzing in night's heaven.


Aries~March 21-April 20 : Active. Demanding. Determined. Effective. Ambitious.
Aries~March 21-April 20 : Active. Demanding. Determined. Effective. Ambitious. | Source



He is watching underneath the constellation sky

His zodiac is of a charging ram with driven fire

The sign of Aries optimistic, bold, courageous

Simba roams Earth with no fear, does not enrage us.

The lion is Confident. Courageous. Perseveres. Loyal. Victorious.
The lion is Confident. Courageous. Perseveres. Loyal. Victorious. | Source


Then one day he let out the greatest, loudest ROAR

Echoed the Savannah’s desert side, shook its floor

His star’s courageous meaning, now fiery as master

Diminishing, but controlling in his cries of anger.


Simba's solar eyes burning like hot coal.
Simba's solar eyes burning like hot coal. | Source
Her lunar eyes are cold...
Her lunar eyes are cold... | Source

Simba’s mighty strength yells out not to overdo

For within his power still remains wisdom too

His solar eyes burning like balls of hot coal

Watching his cub girl taken away, away and all.



Of lunar’s soft eyes are now less bright of madness

She clearly is fading away into the deepest darkness

Retreating from where their cub’s been born

Is like a night in the absence of a new moon.



Simba wears the Lion Crown
Simba wears the Lion Crown | Source



Simba is back, now stronger as ever been read

He is the lion who wears honour on his head

His passionate royalty backed-up by his troupe

His pride rising more than fifty and more in a group.

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Simba is territorial, born of solid intuition

“She belongs to me,” he roars, “my precious possession”;

“I am her ultimate protector, so I must take her home”

“Teach lessons ‘bout the stars; prep my baby for the throne.”



This poem came to mind and I dedicate this to a new friend of mine...a good father and his little daughter.

≈♥≈ ©coffeegginmyrice (Marites Mabugat-Simbajon), "Simba in Savannah" a poem, 10.11.2012


Simba and his little angel cub on a starry night.
Simba and his little angel cub on a starry night.

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    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi William! It's nice to see you. Thank you the descriptive comment on this poem. Cheers!

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      Scott Biddulph 

      5 years ago from Gainesville Georgia

      Very intense visualization! Interesting poem. Wp

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      That is true, alocsin, because we are but one under the creation of God. Either we are sometimes like the lions or the lions are like us. Thank you for venturing here...in the Savannah.

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      alocsin 

      5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Wonderful poem that certainly brings alive all the traits we associate with lions. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Sure. I will check her out. Thank you so much! You're a good man and a good hubber fella. :)

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hmmm...

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hahaha, I laughed so hard seeing the enumeration of names you've left me. Boy, I didn't expect for 10 names, lol. I'd pick no. 9. The rest would make me giggle each time if you use any of it in your comments, ahahaha! I was watching Fringe from a dvd set and now, I'm back here on HP.

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      ....yes you know how the epi-man is always trying to promote people here and get hubbers to meet each other - well there is a young lady by the name of Farah and her hubname is IVANMARGINAL and she is from Jakarta. She is a recent follower of mine and she puts together some really terrific geography hubs on different countries in the world.

      Thank you

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      I am back after my movie but I cannot comment any further because you have not granted me a choice of your new nickname yet. lol

      I will be patient. And I have a favor to ask of you:

    • epigramman profile image

      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      Yes I saw your name up above your profile when I first met you here at the Hub.

      Well I am off to watch a new dvd film with headphones on my laptop here called Moonrise Kingdom starring Bill Murray and Bruce Willis and then I shall return afterwards to leave a comment on one of your terrific hub presentations but in the meantime I will leave you with a world famous top ten from the epi-man:

      Top Ten possible nicknames: (please pick one)

      10. the lovely Tess (the and lovely - always have to be in front or it's no Tess at all)

      9. Lady Tess

      8. Goodness Tess

      7. It's Tess, I confess

      6. Fresh Tess

      5. Tess knows best

      4. Tess above the rest

      3. Tess of my caress

      2. Tantalizing Tess

      1. Divine Tess

      lake erie time 8:07pm

      and yes both pussy-diva-cats are on my/their bed - and you know what they say - first come first serve.

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      You can call me anything, hahaha! Many pen names here on HubPages are cute and it also confuses me if I should call them by their first names after seeing their names from fellow hubbers' comments. I'm not even sure myself if I sign off as coffee (coffeegginmyrice is silly and long) or use my nickname Tess. You will find my name Tess too in some comments that I leave for hubbers so they'll know it too. Oh, my full name is actually on my profile! If you bless me with a cute name like those of your cats, I don't mind, lol! Or if you'll give me another nickname, I'll wear it like a crown! What do want to call me? Now, I'm curious and excited!!

      Thank God, Gabriel does not just run too freely. And yes, it is good to keep him away from the road. Even my dog has some road sense (he is scared of trucks too) and would keep away from walking close to a parked car along the side streets, I can't really trust him not to wander the road(s) nor the cars and strangers. What if he sees a squirrel crossing the street? I think his instinct is to follow that squirrel. Well, I hope not.

      Both of you guys are awesome and I wonder if your Miss kitty thought if her buddies were coming home soon.

      You are indeed a one lucky man to have a lake view and could access the shore any time you desire.

      Epigramman, you are rich in heart!

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      ...well hello my fabulous friend from Toronto (what name do you prefer to go by?) ....my buddy the Gabe man and I were down on the beach just this morning and it is so quiet and serene here by the lake that it felt like we were the only two 'men' left on this earth.

      Gabe, thankfully, is not a runner, so when I take his leash off - he doesen't take off but I have to keep an eye on him just the same because cats tend to wander and in a lake erie moment he could disappear. Naturally my main concern is to keep him away from the lakeshore road because he is deaf and has no road sense whatsoever.

      But it is quite a sight to see an all white cat and a big boy at that - to be walking along the shore right beside the water - an indelible image to be sure and one of the reasons (although I live on the poverty level) I am one of the richest men in this world with a million dollar view of the lake too - and of course I am also a rich man for knowing someone like you - sending my fond regards from lake erie time 1:23pm

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hello Sommer! It is nice to see you. The Savannah is wide and I'm glad you found your way here. Thank you so much!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hello Colin, epigramman! Thank you as always, I'm so grateful for your appreciation.

      I have that vision of Mr. Gabriel running on the beach at the same time I worry about him. Does he watch you all the time or else how will he know that it is time to go home? Or do you run after him and pick him up so easily? :)

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      Sommer Dalton 

      5 years ago

      Beautifully worded. So descriptive, awesome poem and hub. Voted up plus.

    • epigramman profile image

      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      beautiful narrative poetry here becaue I could see it in my cinematic mind flowing endlessly with majestic soundtrack music and when words can do that to me as a reader then I have only one thing to say after I lift my jaw back up from my feet to its rightful place -----

      hubravo!

      And sending you warm wishes from an autumn summer kind of day by the lake - thinking about a quick dip - what do you think?

      Earlier this morning because there is a lovely wide beach right now I took the leash from deaf Mister Gabriel and let him run along the sand like a little feline white stallion that he is - 2:59pm

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      dear always exploring, thank you so very much!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi Rich! I am taking your comment as a great compliment from an admirable writer, funny and talented hubber. Thank you so much. Makes me so happy!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you Gypsy! Glad you strolled by. Take care!

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      Rich 

      5 years ago from Kentucky

      Wonderful Hub! You write so well and provide such visuals that pictures are completely unnecessary. Beautiful job!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. A wonderful tribute to a father and daughter's love. Fantastic.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love this..Beautiful...

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi Frank, thanks so much for visiting the Savannah. It means a lot. :)

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      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      coffee I actually enjoyed this Simba in Savannah voted awesome :)

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Mhatter, I am glad I made a new friend feel happy from this little work. And so with every friend here. Thank you for leaving me a line of kindness.

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      btrbell, thanks so much. He deserves it, you know. Hugs to you!

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      You demonstrated your flare with this one. Thank you for sharing.

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      Randi Benlulu 

      5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      What a beautiful poem and an amazing show of support for a friend! You are an amazing lady!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      I will. I have a couple too I guess about early sex in teens and something about what kids say to their moms. I'm going to check it now. See ya around, White Dove. Thank you for flying back.

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      Denise Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fairfield Pennsylvania

      Speaking of nurturing children... you might like to check out my hub on preventing childhood sexual abuse.

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi White Dove! Nice name!

      You've made a point there too, White Dove,...the circle of life...that's right and parents have to nurture their children with lessons and wisdom to grow up wise. Thank you for dropping by the Savannah. Cheers!

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      Denise Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fairfield Pennsylvania

      Beautiful imagery to accompany your poem.

      Ahhh, the circle of life, handing down the wisdom for the next generation... and life continues. Great job!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hey Simba! Glad to see ya. You are one big STAR, you know. Keep shining and never stop to blink. You know what the "star" means too? HOPE.

      Thank you for shooting by like a shooting star! Stay good, my friend. ~Tess

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Audrey, thank you very much!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Omg, sorry. I had last minute editing. I have to put that photograph of the lion and cub larger. Looks much clearer. Thank you.

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      Jon 

      5 years ago from UK

      If ever the was a poem written to inspire strength, courage and love, this is it !!!!!

      I am deeply moved by your words beyond comprehension and I have been stripped of any words that can explain my feelings and emotions after reading this beautiful work of art.

      I will not , in fact cannot ever forget this piece and I know it will be on the wall of my home before the weekend.

      I wish with all my heart I could write words straight from the heavens to thank you for this.

      All my love Simba xxx

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Beautiful hub!

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