The Lion and the Butterfly #poem

unlikely friends

need presses the issue

small sacrifice

generous rescuer

colourful child

king of all he sees

love conquers convention

our stories make children smile

 

What do a Ugandan cho and a la foufou have in common? They have found friendship in the Savanna when a lion rescues a helpless cocoon and gains a beautiful and loyal friend. The zoos and parks seem very responsible with their wildlife. This lioness will hopefully return to the wild when she is mature.baby elephant

motherless child

lake doesn’t claim this baby

large appetite

 

Poets United prompt today is Animals in recognition of World Animal Day

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Leo #zodiac #haiku #carpediem #napowrimo

lion

Takes me in his teeth

gnawing to him just a game

the Lion’s pride

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beneath his strong paw

under his watchful cared for eyes

fierce to the outside

Lions are ferocious yet stately creatures. I have a parent who is a Leo her bite worse than her growl.

Leo is today’s prompt at Kristjaan’s Carpe Diem Haiku challenge. The Zodiac is a challenge to write creatively about.

Photography: Stock photo

Moving the Elements #NWCU #microfiction

Falling Sun

“I am air” the nymph proudly said to the lion after having her request refused.

“You can neither move me nor displace me. I am fire.”

“Ah we shall see.” the nymph smiled with a half wink

“We shall see…”

Nymphs (especially the air ones) have an uncanny ability to change shape and size.

“It is not a big blow but a small, elemental one required of this beast .” she giggled to herself.

A sleek feline entered the grassy meadow where a maned lion lay fast asleep. She circled first so that the silent air would carry her scent. stealthily she walked up to the beast and whispered “Catch me if you can”

She bounded off into the trees knowing when he caught her scent he would follow. She found another meadowy area and laid down. She rolled crunching the grass and making sure her scent was obvious. Before he arrived, she became a nymph once more and ascended into the trees to watch. He bounded toward the area and waited for her return. He seemed to look sad and displaced but soon roared and fell asleep.

The nymph was tickled but dared not disturb the beast.

“This tea party is the very best you’ve ever had.” all her guests exclaimed. The nymph agreed. The meadow was the perfect setting.

Smiling she thought “Air wins over fiery Mr Lion.”

In the breeze, a lioness returned to the meadow …

Photography “Falling Sun” L. Moon copyright 9/2012

This post is in response to  Natasha Head’s Wednesday Wake Up Call over at New World Creative Union.

There’s no place like … #flashfiction #oz

The heel clicking worked perfectly to get me home (via cab)

I didn’t plan on guests however.

What does a girl with red shoes do with a…

sobbing lion

squeaky man of tin

messy straw man?

When all else fails throw the red shoes off , replace with: black shoes, black hat and a maniacle cackle.

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Photography courtesy of Moondustwriter ~”Red Shoes” copyright 2011

Thanks to G-Man for the weekly fun and challenge of writing a tight write in 55. Go see for yourself and join the challenge.