Samuel Obono Jr

Rookie (Lagos, Nigeria)

Like The Lion Watches Its Prey - Poem by Samuel Obono Jr

From a distance fair
I watched
like the lion watches its prey
ready to devour
The raw flesh of your seasoned wisdom
to quench this hunger and thirst
storming the depths of my soul

you made me battle ready
showed be how to bear the sword
that cuts deep into the mind
and slay
like a man

The meekness of your soul
beacons a million men to you
I am one of them:
The eaglet at the mountain top
preparing for a great flight
when its wings are full in strenght

To the 'Ancestor' Sola Owonibi

Comments about Like The Lion Watches Its Prey by Samuel Obono Jr

  • (6/9/2011 8:20:00 PM)

    The Lion watches its prey

    It's the pursued and the pursued
    But which is which
    As Nature plays
    The game

    Sometimes the hunter
    Becomes the prey
    Not knowing that
    What is most apparent, Isn't at all.

    Until in the final moment
    The game is revealed
    And the aggressor is
    Captured, ending the play.

    The nesting osprey
    Need feed the hungry mouths
    And pursues fish in the still waters
    Of the nearby pond.

    But neither a fish too large nor too small
    Will be selected for the nestling's hungry malls
    So the osprey circles overhead
    Watching the larger fish pursue the small.

    She selects the one
    Near the surface for her quick
    Descent and snatch
    Away from the panicked school

    And with a flutter of strong wings
    The talons grasp the unsuspecting one
    That till the moment was the
    One pursuing the ones that flee.

    Away she struggles with her catch
    Back to the nestlings
    Where this fish will add to their growing hunger,
    Till they emerge to catch their own.

    And the lion never sleeps.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 9, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, June 13, 2011

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