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The King of Beasts

Updated on June 3, 2010

 Little wild cat, prancing in my yard;

         creeping through tall grass

                to pounce upon imagined prey.


Little wild cat, through your eyes I see

         tall grass is your jungle;

                 the bushes are your trees.


Little wild cat, lying in the sun,

         are you dreaming now

                   of being King of Beasts?


Little wild cat, prancing in my yard;

        not the lion only

                   is the King of Beasts.


Little wild cat, cozy in the sun,

       listen while I tell you:

                    royalty's in your genes.


Little wild cat, you may sway and swagger

       and blithely cock your head;

                    for not the lion only can adopt a regal pose.


Little wild cat, snoozing on the lawn,

         I trust you know, it's not a dream:

                   you, too, are King of Beasts.




© 4-87; rev 6-18-93  C.E. Carl

© 6-3-10 C.E. (Carl) Elias


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    Liz Elias 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, epigramman--

    Thank you very much! And your kitty is beautiful!

    (We have 4 of the edearing little rascals. A muted gray Tortie senior citizen, epileptic since kittenhood (long story); an oversized orange longhair Tabby..(we think part Maine Coon); a smallish-in-design-though overweight white & gray Tabby; and a small short-hair orange Tabby.)

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    epigramman 6 years ago

    ...what can I say - I'm inspired ...... the cat I'm holding by the way is my diva - Little Miss Tiffy and my other cat is a big boy - Mister Gabriel!!

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    Liz Elias 7 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, leni sands..

    Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed this bit. It was written many years back, watching one of the neighborhood kitties playing outside my window.

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    Leni Sands 7 years ago from UK

    I love this poem. It express 'The Cat' effectively.