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COMPLETE HUNGER

For today’s prompt, write a remix poem. That is, remix one of your poems from earlier in the month. There are many ways to do this. Turn a free verse poem into a traditional form (using lines from the original poem). Or use erasure to cut down a long poem into a short one. Or expand a short poem into a longer version. Get creative with it.

28th April 2019

DAY TWENTY-EIGHT

Robert Lee Brewers Poem a Day Challenge

COMPLETE EXHAUSTION
by John Yeo

A dash of yellow and black
Signalled the cheetahs approach.
Flashing across the plain.
Driven by hunger for blood.

The deer was on full alert.
Her ears pricked up in alarm,
Speeding away at full speed
Racing away from danger.

The chase was harsh and savage
As the deer was quickly run down.
She was caught and fell in pain
Overcome with sheer exhaustion.

© Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

COMPLETE HUNGER
by John Yeo

A dash of yellow and black
Signalled the cheetahs approach.
Flashing across the plain.
Driven by hunger for blood.

Age had eroded her power
As her scars painfully showed,
Her hunger drove her forward,
Her approach suddenly slowed.

The deer was on full alert.
Her ears pricked up in alarm,
Speeding away at full speed
Racing away from danger.

The chase was short and fruitless
As the cheetah was overwhelmed
With strength sapping exhaustion
She fell gasping to the ground.

The deer joined the grazing herd;
A once proud predator waited,
The hungry cheetah faded away
Unable to fight; her hunger to allay.

© Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

This is a remix of the poem I wrote on Wednesday 26th April. The prey outwits the predator and gets away. 🙂

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