Syed Ahmed Shah

Rookie - 247 Points (03-08-1960 / Guwahati, Assam, India)

Leopard Man - Poem by Syed Ahmed Shah

Leopard Man

‘If you eat this you will be brave and strong like a leopard'
Said the superstitious villager offering his son a portion
Of the leopard flesh enthusiastically cooked by his wife.

‘But father, I don't want to become a leopard' -said the son,
‘If I become one, I will have nothing to eat and
Nowhere to go; people will chase me and kill me'.

© Syed Ahmed Shah, Bokultol, Guwahati, the 7th of April,2012

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 7, 2012

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