Introduction: A Poem About Animals, Strength & Brands.

This poem was inspired by a discussion (41:44) between T.D. Jakes and Steven Furtick. The Bishop tells a story of a safari trip he was on and details his view of how each animal he encountered had strengths that others didn’t.

The Lions was strong with a roar that put the fear of God in you.

Capable of reaching speeds of up to 61mph, the cheetah is unmatched in the animal kingdom. That, is its defence.

The eagle can attain heights that inspire and amaze.

And now for the elephant. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one running. It moves with such pride, power and elegance, while still looking like it has no care in the world.

And finally, humans. What do we possess? What is our strength and defence?

I hope my poems demonstrates the creative and vocal abilities that the Bishop was talking about.


Strong, tough, power in his weight. Moves, rough, sandstorms. No haste. The Elephant. So elegant. So great. What can I bring against, you?

The lion. Roars. Everyone, falls. Paralysed in fear. Ferocious, oh dear.

I sure cannot roar like that. But I dare you to watch me fly.

Well. If I cannot soar. That’s what the eagle is for. Because speed is my defence.

I cannot fly like the eagle, nor can I run like the cheetah. I cannot roar like lion. Or move with such power and elegance like the elephant, but there is one thing I can do and I’ll leave that to you.

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