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The lioness, with head bowed,
limps across the muddy stream
on her split and swollen pads.

Taking a few sips of the stagnant water,
Then, lying down to cool her sun parched
weary body, she waits for death.

Starvation was common on the plains
since the draught had driven most of
the game to other regions to search
for food.

The lioness, without her mate,
was ill prepared to fend for herself,
but hunters had taken her mate, and
now she is alone.

She knew her life was done
if she couldn’t find some
game this day. Ribs, protruding
through labored breathing, made
this fact obvious.

Suddenly, a small gazelle,
more dead than alive,
which had gotten separated
from its’ heard, came to the
stream for a drink. Oblivious
to the death that waited there.

A merciful God relieved the
gazelle’s misery, and provided
sustenance for the lioness,
as the orange sun sank
into the African plains.


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All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win the world is for enough good men to do nothing...Edmund Burke


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The following comments are for "The Hunger"
by Psycho6058

Wayne
amazing picture you painted with your words...I watch documentaries where I see such things...enjoyed this very much...Kacee

( Posted by: Nitz Kitty [Member] On: June 10, 2006 )

Discovery CHannel
Have you been writing the script for the discovery channel shows?
I can seriously hear this with some african drums in the background, a hollow african setting in the forefront.
Beautiful imagery.

( Posted by: Siah [Member] On: June 11, 2006 )

Me too
Nice imagery. Not too long, not too short, and in the end all is right with the world.

Those #$@_! poachers.

BW

( Posted by: BWOz [Member] On: June 14, 2006 )

The Hunger
Thank you all for your nice comments, they're appreciated.

( Posted by: psycho6058 [Member] On: June 15, 2006 )





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