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The Lions Den

Updated on June 27, 2014


Sadness overcomes me as I look on,

watching this beast devour the young and restless.

Baiting the poorest with moon beam dreams,

that scream money is everything.

Helpless, hopeless but focused on

doing anything in an attempt to get it.

Willing to eat dirt to prove their worth,

while wearing the finest clothes or the newest kicks.

This animal is sick, twisted, demented

but brilliant in a sense.

It goes against all common sense,

cold and calculating,

shifting shapes in defense.

It's crunch time in the lions den

and few actually believe they can win,

until the clock stops and they realize the fix was in.





Copyright © 2011 Daunt'e Loper

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      Daunte Loper 6 years ago from Detroit Michigan

      Thanks Norma

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      Norma Budden 6 years ago from Nunavut, Canada

      Another powerful poem. Keep them coming.

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      Daunte Loper 6 years ago from Detroit Michigan

      Thanks Midianite and 4elements for stopping by and showing me so much love

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      4elements 6 years ago

      another intense one. You have talent. pulling one in as they read and feeling what you wrote.

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      Midianite 6 years ago from Australia

      Awesome dude - voted up.

      Totally captivating. By the title of this poem I was unsure that I'd like it, but I did, immensely. Nice work bro.

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      Daunte Loper 6 years ago from Detroit Michigan

      Thanks bb, always good to hear from you brother

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      Hell yes. That's what I'm talking about!!!

      Nice to see you Daunte.

      Let's kick some cultural butt...

      Voted up and awesome, my friend...