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





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