As The Lion Waits On The Hyena: a poem

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As The Lion Waits On The Hyena: a poem
(Stephanie S. Cordle/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT)

By ROTEM LITINSKI
Expressions Editor

How frightening it is when reality falters

And bravery compromises cowardice

When the throne of ruthlessness is worn by the weak

And the hero of the tale lies helplessly at its feet

What will emerge through this paradoxical era

Where freedom is forced into a cage

And the ink of dishonesty stains the platform of truth

Once a fair pale, once pure

As old repression rolls over hills of retired youth

The kingdom of glory soon begins to disengage

The once legendary inspiration,

Now a myth forgotten and abandoned

Though in stories, hope of courage at the feet of peace lingers yet

Books are now outgrown

As are the plots they entail

How frightening it is when reality falters

Very frightening, indeed

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