Denis Martindale

Future King! - Poem by Denis Martindale

Of all the tiger cubs that year
This tiger cub was wise,
Beyond all doubt, beyond all fear,
With eyes still on the prize...
So every challenge that he faced
Was met without delay,
Despite the fact he wasn't praised,
He'd be a king one day...

He grew the stronger week by week,
He chased the others round,
Enough to prove himself unique
With every new skill found...
And wily was his subtle mind,
Matched by a patient heart,
Enjoying lessons he could find
That kept him strong and smart...

While others dozed, he kept alert,
Till dreaming forced him down,
Yet in his dreams he fought, though hurt,
As if to earn his crown...
He stood alone, as kings must do,
He strove to beat the rest,
While kings like him are oh so few,
He proved he was the best!

Denis Martindale, copyright, March 2015.

Poem based on a magnificent wildlife painting,
by artist Stephen Gayford nb Google-search
gayfordgallery and 'Stephen Gayford poetry'.

Topic(s) of this poem: animals

Form: Prose Poem

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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