Award-winning author, Suzanne Burke offers another opportunity for fun and creativity. Everyone is welcome to enter this challenge. For details go to her website

I love all cats no matter their size or breed. The majestic lion is certainly at the top of my list. When 13-year-old, Cecil, was killed in 2015 on a hunting expedition, I was deeply saddened. Most lions in the wild live to an average of 15-years and those in captivity to as much as 30-years.

This photo prompt inspired me to write the following Haiku poem.

Please let your creative juices flow, have fun, and enter this week’s challenge. Go to and support Suzanne Burke at Twitter @pursoot.

Thank you for visiting my website today. I look forward to your comments.


  1. I have a tender spot in my heart for big cats. I felt such hatred for that ridiculous dentist posing in the picture with the dead lion. I wanted to slap that grin off his face. My heart was broken. Cecil was a beautiful creature. You captured that sadness and outrage with your haiku, Karen. Bravo! ❤ xo

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