An event related to this poem is probaly the fairly recent 2004 elections. Did the voters really have a say or were the ballots rigged? Did many a politician pledge immediate 'pie in the sky' promises only to later forget it all until the very last day? Only the tigers of society know for certain.
CROUCHED LIKE A LION
Paul Kekai Manansala
Crouched like a lion
ready to spring
the paupers rely on
the soldiering king
Eager to leap at the blink of an eye
on the pompous persons whose pride floats so high
Pride of the poor, feared by the rich,
he moves with a confidence, knowledge of which,
has shuddered his enemies down to their shoes
Is he for real, or is this simply a ruse?
As a tiger is bent
to spring on the prey
so he savors the scent
of the prey in dismay.