Written for:  Sunday Muse


Lion Afternoon by Jacek Yerka Photo Source

I have napped
in shade
for quite a while.
In all that time,
do you think
any strawberries fell?
Well, they did not. Sun
is falling darker across
the wheat. They will come
back to eat, and I shall
have to make myself
scarce. Oh, I could
take ’em both
any time I wanted,
but we lions have
our pride. Perhaps
I can nap a tad longer.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Napping

  1. The proud pun made me giggle. 😀


  2. Naps are always a good idea, I say.


  3. wyndolynne says:

    Snickering at the pun and enjoying the sneaky lion waiting for his strawberries. 🙂


  4. sherry marr says:

    I love the pride pun, too. Smiles.


  5. kanzensakura says:

    Naps are always in the ofder for the day. The pride pun made me smile widely.


  6. Carrie V. H. says:

    That ending pun was wonderful Sara! Love this it made my Monday morning!


  7. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    OH, he is a lazy lion, but he can afford to be 🙂


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