General Poetry posted March 19, 2023

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Life's Lessons

Nature At Work

by country ranch writer

I read the other day where a lion
was no longer wearing his crown
as King of the jungle.

They said the King was found
dead,poor ,lion king
This is nature at work
taking over the pride with a fight to the finish.

The male lions attacked and
killed him brutally, he didn't fight back.
He'd been their leader

For centuries up till now
He no longer wears his crown
The Younger lions were found chowin down.

Is there no justice to be had I am sad .
It's survival of the fittest.
Finished reading this with raised eyebrows.
This usually happens when they become
old or feeble the Serengeti conservation officer said.
Evidently they were not happy with him and wanted a new leader .
They say he was around ten years old.
He was considered the most handsome
of the male lions.

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The Serengeti is home to about 3,000 lions .
They say male lions can live up to around 12 years old.
He was often seen by tourist visiting the park he had a black mane.
Conservation folks are preparing a special burial place .
The ,, named him Bob James
Junior after Bob Marley
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