–Inspired by Nicolás Guillén’s poem “Sensemayá”

Fung fanggigi. Fung fanggigi
The cougar creeps in the grassy mud.
The cougar puts its paws in the water.
Tan and brown fur shimmers in the water.
Fung fanggigi. Fung fanggigi
The cougar growls.
His paws are silent in the forest,
claws ready for battle.
The cougar runs.
Torches light up the town.
Fung fanggigi. Fung fanggigi
Spears fly toward the cougar.
The cougar yowls in defeat.
Blood stains the tan and brown fur.
Men run to the cougar,
but all that’s left is bloody
mud and grass.
Fung fanggigi. Fung fanggigi

by Maddie, 3rd grade

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