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For today’s prompt, write an exhaustion poem.

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 333


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,

Running 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.


Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

This poem is short, but evocative of the daily perils that exist between a predator and his prey. The speed of a Cheetah quickly brings the prey down by outrunning and bringing the creature to the absolute point of complete exhaustion. Cheetahs generally hunt, Impala, Antelope Gazelles, and a wide variety of other small creatures.


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