Britney Hogue

Rookie (the 15th day of the 5th month in the year 1991 / somewhere but no where/ Oklahoma)

Patients Of A Lioness - Poem by Britney Hogue

She is stunning and miraculous
The way she moves among the grass
As she stocks the grazing antelopes
Every pound of muscle and strength
All wound into a silent, deadly predator
Its amazing, the patients and calmness
As she awaits the prize to arrive

How is something so patient
Never rushing, just calmly waiting
Waiting… Waiting… Waiting…
Till she knows the prize is in reach
Then with all her great strength
She grabs the unknowing prey
And enjoys her awaited victory

Should we contain such patients
Everyday seems like a life race
But for what gain do we run
We’re all headed to the same ending
Why not take our precious time
And await the rewarding prize
Instead of running head first into it.

Enjoy this life that God has given
Its only given once to an individual
To make it all that it can be
Why be in such a hurry to finish
Take a slow route and enjoy life
Stepping away from the fury of mankind
And realize the real purpose we have


Comments about Patients Of A Lioness by Britney Hogue

  • (4/6/2009 8:29:00 AM)

    Very creative theme. I love the sentiment and progression. Thanks for this one, Britney (Report)Reply

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  • Hebert Logerie Sr. (3/26/2009 7:53:00 PM)

    Britney,
    This poem is very beautiful! It shows that you're more experienced than your age.I hope that you know this Latin's expression: 'carpe diem' and also this one from Ronsard: ' Cueille des aujourd'hui les roses de la vie'; in English: 'Gather as many roses of life starting today'. Your poem reminds us to take life slowly, one day at a time; there is no need to rush.
    Keep on writing, you're good.
    H.L.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 12, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 12, 2009


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