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Nature of the Lion

If you can’t change the people around you … then change the people who you are around. ~ author unknown

Nature of the Lion

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The white cat sat scrunched down on all fours.
We eyed each other suspiciously.
How did it get inside my house?

My husband walked by the cat
seemingly unaware of its presence.
I asked, “Don’t you see that cat?”

He answered, “No.
This is your dream, not mine.”
Ignoring us, he left the room.

The once harmless ivory kitty
crept up onto all fours
and morphed into a female lion.
She moved toward me, snarling.

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I felt no fear.
“If this is my dream,

then I can control it to go my way.”

Facing the menacing creature,
I ordered, “Lion stop growling!
Let me hug you.”

The lion did not obey.
I repeated, “Lion stop growling,
and let me hug you.”

The wild feline’s whiskers curled,
giving me a glimpse of her pearly fangs.

I said, “Well, if I can’t change the nature of the lion,
then I will remove the lion from my presence.”

The lion disappeared.

by Lori (L. Virelli)
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6 thoughts on “Nature of the Lion”

    1. Hiya Kathy! This was an actual dream that I had during a time when I was having difficulty with certain people in my life. I turned it into a poem because of the dreams beautiful symbolism. I knew I was sent a message to stop trying to control other people.Thank you for reading it, and for your nice comment.

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    1. This was an actual dream that I had during a time when I was having difficulty with certain people in my life. I turned it into a poem because of the dream’s beautiful symbolism. I knew I was sent a message to stop trying to control other people.Thank you for reading it, and for your nice comment.

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