this is actually written from a lioness to a lion...but what the heck, had to go with picture... Sounds like things work the same no matter which specie is involved..:) xxoo
LETTER FROM THE QUEEN OF BEASTS
by Elaine Magliaro
I’m tired of doing the hunting, the preying
While your only job is to watch the cubs playing.
I’m tired of stalking the zebras and gnus
While you lie around on the grassland and snooze.
I’m tired of running, and pouncing, and killing.
I want a career that is much more fulfilling.
I’m tired, so tired. I’m spent to the core.
While I’m hard at work, you just eat, sleep, and snore.
I fetch all the food. You grow stronger…I thinner.
For the next seven days you can catch your own dinner!
I’m going away for a well-needed rest.
I’ll be seeing you soon.
All my love,
Sure, I should have known that people might copy and paste one of my original poems that I had posted at my blog…but I had hoped, being raised as I was, that people would be more courteous and request permission to use one of my poems before posting it elsewhere. My email is available to anyone who reads my blog. The least a blogger should do is to include a link to the post at my blog where he/she found my poem.
I think what really bothers me is that this blogger changed my poem. SHE may think the poem still works—but I don’t think it does! Her change ruins the rhythm at the end—and the near-rhyme is lost.
REQUEST FROM WILD ROSE READER:
REGARDING THE USE OF MY ORIGINAL POEMS
If you would like to post one of my poems at your blog, please do the following:
Is that asking too much? Let me know what you think.