Cougar Mama by: Nuala Molloy Moran



She may be an aging cougar

But she’s fiercely on the prowl

She is also called “Mountain Screamer”

In the land where the coyote howl


With the kittens grown and gone

She maintains her precious den

Reclusive and territorial

She safeguards, alone once again


Tough and taunting she stalks

Avoid becoming her foolish prey

Best to roll over and play dead

She will retract her claws and go away


Cougars are born blind

Over time acquiring strength and grace

Crepuscular in nature…

The night seems to glide with the chase


Cougars can paw your heart tenderly

One day you will long for this dying bread

When you finally find out her true worth

On your love she will freely feed

–Nuala Molloy Moran c 2008





Star by: Nuala Molloy Moran

Supermoon - Nuala Molloy Moran

Super Moon c Nuala Molloy Moran


Back from hiatus

Off building character

In the theatre of life

My starring role…

NOW PLAYING:  “Lessons Well Learned”


Paring down to the essentials

My lines next to nothing

Emotions cagey, drama crafty

Playing parts I never cast for

Roles I desperately loathed


Scripts had me flowing tears

I ripped those pages to shreds

And stomped off the stage

No curtain calls

Or standing ovations


Throwing away the life

Of a drama queen

I never asked for the part

Miscast, I chose for my tables to turn

Replacing handkerchiefs with smiles


Yes, back from hiatus

Directing my own play now

A radiant star on the stage again

Becoming the applauded actress

Most remembered for trading tragedy for comedy


by  Nuala Molloy Moran c 2008