The Lions Den (dark, but true)

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The Lions Den (dark, but true)



This was reported in our local paper


What I'm about to say

Is a lesson to observe

That crime it never ever pays

You get what you deserve


Poachers they broke into

An African game reserve

To kill a herd of rhinos

Their greed for them to serve


A pride of lions saw them

And paid them for their crime

They didn't live to find out

Their crime result in time


The moral of this story

Is don't enter their den

Intent on any mischief

Or else you'll meet your end


Don Matthews July 2018

◄ There's Too Much Gloom, Depression Written on Our Site

Trumps Planned Visit to UK ►


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Graham Sherwood

Mon 9th Jul 2018 11:03

Somehow the comments on this particular piece seem to have gone off track. It would be good to re-focus perhaps.

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Mon 9th Jul 2018 10:03

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Don Matthews

Mon 9th Jul 2018 02:31

Hey Joyti

It's interesting you make no reference to a positive comment I made to Tina's Cherokee Winds

"Gosh, I like this Tina. 'rivery meadows', 'shadowing moons'

Go forward into the dark my girl(?) boy(?). I careth not.

BTW. You say my comment in "Ode to Depression' has been removed? Either you've got bad eyesight or forgotten to put your glasses on. Maybe the big bad depression monster's got a hold of you and you're lookin' at the wrong poem? It's in this year's folder...


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Don Matthews

Mon 9th Jul 2018 01:50

Joyti - from educator to pupil 😎

It seems you have it in for me
I wish you all the luck
I have a band of followers
You're gonna have to duck

They'll stand beside me all the way
And arrows that you zip
Poison tipped or otherwise
They'll return them on their trip

Bango! (direct Joyti hit folks...down but not out...bother)

Never mess with a rhymer Joyti
You never know what's in their box
Like Jack it might jump out at you
And bite you like a fox

I note you sent me a private email
Giving me a kick in the pants
If you wanna go wallow in doom and depression
(Go ahead be my guest....)😎

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Brian Maryon

Sun 8th Jul 2018 18:09

What? Insubordination in the ranks???!!!

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Sun 8th Jul 2018 17:37

There are none so blind as those who will not see. An educator? Well you certainly are that for some, they’re swallowing it.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 8th Jul 2018 15:42

I saw the report about this event. I was reminded of the
filmed version of the infamous lion kills that occurred during
the building of a railroad in Africa - "The Ghost and The Darkness". Clearly, these misguided (in more senses than
one) souls suffered what could be termed "poetic justice".

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Don Matthews

Sun 8th Jul 2018 11:39

How could you be so stupid as to enter a game reserve with lions roaming around? One word - greed

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Sun 8th Jul 2018 10:56

Now my imagination works overtime Don! Bloody pictures in my head! It’s not a joke, I know...

Don’t play with fire they say...

I understand completely. We all had a chat and exchange of our opinions with respect and understanding.
Which is good 😃


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Don Matthews

Sun 8th Jul 2018 09:30


Yes, I've got a few claw marks trying to keep the savage beasts in check the other day. They tried to swipe at me but I calmed them with soothing language. I now have them purring like lambs and under my spell. Hey, a record number of comments. Must be doing something right...

They breed us tough down here. I'll see what dirty dark doozies I can dig up. (Reckon EAP would be happy associated with such darkness and this larrikin?...)

D 😎

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Brian Maryon

Sun 8th Jul 2018 08:13

Don - posting on this site can be a bit like entering the lions den!

As for 'dark' I would say this is only just grey...must try harder Don! lol

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Don Matthews

Sun 8th Jul 2018 05:45

Thanks Anya. Just thought I'd do a bit of 'dark but true' to show I'm not afraid of the dark. If I can learn what to avoid from the dark I'm happy. I will, and am I'm happy to face the dark. It's when I feel myself sliding closer to it's precipice I begin to worry. Guess it depends how strong your self-discipline is.

My last post was good in many respects. It produced a variety of comments, whether one agreed with them or not. What are we here for anyway Anya? For intellectual interaction, tossing ideas around, bouncing ideas off each other, standing up and speaking our bit but being able to bend with the winds which could result.

My career was as an educator. As such it is in my blood to want to explain, help, guide (at times I get carried away and am interpreted as 'pushing' or 'dictating'). I thought this Lions Den one educated about something most would not have heard about, had a good moral behind it, and although dark, was true. To be kind Anya I left out the gory remainder of the report. Just use your imagination.

Don 😎

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Sun 8th Jul 2018 04:19

Well done Don! X

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