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Sonia Jarema

Updated: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 08:44 pm

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Sonia Jarema was born in Luton to Ukrainian parents. Her poems have appeared on-line in Ink Sweat and Tears, Every Day Poets and in print in several anthologies. In 2010 she was shortlisted for The Enfield Poetry Competition. She has a MA in Literature and a BA in English and History.


The Lioness The lion tamer is dead. He's left us with his magnificent creature - a suburban box straining to hold her. She shakes her head as she pads the too few paces between the French windows and the diagonal interior door. Fiercely protective of us she will not let us leave not even to get food or drink. We watch her, noting the paces how she wobbles on each turn just short of the door and by the sofa. We wait and count and whisper this time. The whip of my arm cracks up and crashes her down over the sofa. You pull open the door, grab her purse and we slam out. We walk to the chippie talking about nothing much. Then I suck the vinegar off a chip and eat as many as I can before we step back inside.

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Big Sal

Sun 6th May 2018 22:33

Very nice sample.đź‘Ť

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Sonia Jarema

Thu 16th Feb 2012 11:16

Thank you for your comments and such a lovely welcome to the site.
Best wishes

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 16th Feb 2012 10:25

Hi Sonia - welcome to WOl! Great poem on your profile page.

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J. Otis Powell!

Mon 13th Feb 2012 22:59

Dear Sonia:
After reading "The lion tamer is dead." I had no choice but to read on. Whatever trajectory ahead of me after that was likely worth the ride. Thank you and welcome to this network.
J. Otis

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Anthony Emmerson

Mon 13th Feb 2012 21:28

Hi Sonia,

And weclcome to WOL! Hope you enjoy the site. People are mostly friendly! Don't be shy about posting and commenting on the blog or discussions.

Enjoyed reading "The Lioness." A well told story. I loved your last three lines!


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