Animal Poems: 17/27
Nature, Animal

Mountain Lion

© Jeanne Fiedler

This poem is about a lion captive in a zoo. It's a subject that I feel bad about. We need more sanctuaries. This lion was born free. His existance was sad and lonely. If we don't connect to environment, we can never find peace.

A Mountain Lion
Paces back and forth
In the dark confines
Of the County Zoo

He sees people poke
Their faces at him
Creeping and reaching
Staring and staring

The same scenery
Over and over
He's restlesss and nervous
He needs a change
He's captive

Longing for help
He needs love and companionship
As he wanders through his life
As he wanders to his death
Only to be replaced
By new baby lions…

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