Author Note: Sorry.
Little lingering lion
Little lingering lion lingering less
Little lingering lion lingering less, lying lazily
Little lingering lion lingering less, lying lazily less
Little lingering lion lingering less, lying lazily less, lying limp
Little lingering lion lingering less, lying lazily less, lying limp, lifeless
Sorry. I was thinking of the process of hand-rearing lion cubs and then using them in canned hunting, which is a practice that is still legal in some places.
It is essentially an unfair hunt. Where the lions are not given a fighting chance, not that that would make it any better. They are often put in a fenced ranch or similar space where there is nowhere for them to escape, and it means the hunter can get an easy kill.
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After all that sadness...how about some dark poems?
And a lighter, linguistic experiment:
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You were very busy with the Tautograms, Paul. Only catching up on some of them now. This was mentioned in the Raise Your Voice Thread.
Oh man, I was rooting for the little lion. 🥺 An emotional piece, my friend!
This is definitely a poetic and creative way to highlight the inhumane practices that some people call sport or fun. Your poem builds (shape-wise) on the progression and demise of the lion's life.
Ouch </3 Great work.
So good!! The format reminded me of a fun children's book I used to read my kids, Big Brown Bear (also a tautogram). So it was doubly whammy when the poem took a sad turn.
Oh man, the way this builds, the tacking on, word-by-word, the use of “less…” really, really good.
😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 Thank you for the author's note at the beginning 🥺🥺🥺
Fun!!! Well done!!!💖💖💕
Oh no...this is so tragic and senseless. The way you revealed it was really well done, but heartbreaking once the message clicked. Great writing!
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Such a horrible practice!! 😩. This really highlights it well.
Scott, the heartbreaking reality of this post really struck me. You told the story well, thanks for sharing.
Heartbreak and infuriating but very well written.
I had never heard of this practice before. That's horrible! Your poem grabbed my attention, drew me in out of curiosity, then delivered such a shock! Extremely effective! Lets save those lions!