the lion roams free

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why do i dream
of a lion roaming
free in my home

mane thick as desert sand
eyes of liquid gold
soft steps, intent unknown

yes i left the doors open
broke the leash
lifted my face to the lightning

that is why i dream
of a lion roaming
free in my home

© 2011 Padmavani Karkera

This post is in response to a photo prompt on www.abbeyofthehearts.com based on the image above and on the theme 'fierceness and courage'.

Comments

  1. Really great take on the photo prompt. I especially like "eyes of liquid gold." And the transformation of the narrator is palpable. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Coming from you Ami, I value your feedback very highly. I visited your site... and simply put I love the voice in your writing, strong no-nonsense with hints of softness just when one needs it.

    Cheers
    Padmavani

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  3. this is lovely Padmavani-- really strong and clear! Brava! Join us on the childhood poem challenge on Poets on She Writes~ xxxj

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  4. I love your poem Padmavani, thank you so much for participating at the Abbey!

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  5. fabulous write...i like the crossover that happens in the third stanza...nice one shot

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  6. Appreciate your letting me know Brain :) Thank you! Noticed to have a theme thursday on... I am looking forward to attempting next weeks :)
    Cheers

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  7. Great use of both metaphor and prompt. I agree that is a very nice crossover as Brian mentions. Cheers

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  8. Brian, my apologies for spelling your name wrong!!

    Dustus thank you! I enjoyed your villanelle 'Our dreams can be' I must try writing one...

    Old Ollie, I loved your poem 'Just a temp'. Look forward to reading more.

    Cheers

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  9. Padmavani - what a great poem. Love the lines that offer the first hesitant step towards freedom, followed by a forceful break: i left the doors open/broke the leash

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