First Prize in the Feb 2014 Hour of Writes Contest

I am pleased to share this...

The Ireland based website invited me to participate in the staging launch of their unique concept of bringing poets together.

The first prompt was to write a poem on To the Lions, where the sentence was juxtaposed against the photo of an endearingly innocent Giraffe

My poem was awarded the First Prize...and I also eagerly await the Trophy Pencil that the site is in the process of making for its winners. 

Here's the poem. I hope you all enjoy reading it.