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EXHAUSTION

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Robert Brewer’s Poetry Prompts

For today’s prompt, write an exhaustion poem.

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 333

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,

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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