Cheetah Queen [collab with TJ Becker Arizonia Eagle]

by Twisted Heart   Mar 22, 2009


Majestic grace, this beauty roams
Dense vegetation is her home
She lies in wait, this jungle queen
In Savannah, she is seen
Small black spots in golden ray
A feline mother eyes her prey
Patience stays her lovely paws
Inside the thicket a silence falls

Just a moment she will wait
No time to lose or hesitate
A streak of light pounds of power.
Clocked at sixty miles an hour.
With ease of stealth, her pace appears
In strides of grace, she shows no fear
Like a flash, she trips her prey
Her little cubs will feast today

As sun sets nigh, this beauty queen
Preens her cubs until they're clean
Then watches 'or their time at play
Along the trees that dance and sway
The chatter of the old baboons
Is heard by all beneath the moon
A tale to tell the fight was clear
True grace and beauty so sincere

Against the drift of twilight's song
To her breast, the cubs are drawn
With restless yawns, they huddle down
So near their mother, On the ground
A stretch, a yawn, they close their eyes
As mother hums a lullaby
All still except the Jungle's tune
Beneath Savannah's crested moon.

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  • 8 years ago

    by Aureus Argentum

    That was amazingly beautiful. I couldn't even tell who wrote which line, which is the beauty of it. The whole thing was amazing. Well done! 5/5

    Bri~

  • 8 years ago

    by HOLLY ARMER

    Awesome awesome awesome! I can't even tell who wrote what.
    Perfect flow and absolutely flawless imagery.
    I never thought a poem about a cheetah could be so beautiful...great job you guys!

  • 8 years ago

    by Lu

    Jeannie you both have penned such a beautiful piece here. The flow was perfect and the imagery amazing.

    Wonderful read !!!!

    Loved it Jeannie & T.J ... you write beautifully together.