Black Panther hunter of the night,
what manner of beast are you,
that you are both revered and feared by men?
Are you merely a legend?
A shadow in the night?
Are your unearthly feats recited just to inspire fright?
Some call you the great defender
and others terror of the night.
Which of this true?
Which of this is you?
Devourer of infinite light,
master of silence.
If in this world you do exist,
why did God create you great like this?
With all this might;
with movements quite sublime.
Blessed with paws so strong,
teeth so long,
that none can hope to match you
let alone catch you.
Why is it that from darkness you appear
and at your whim can disappear?
You make me wonder,
and even ponder;
If you’re merely a trick of light,
what manner of magic keeps you out of sight?
How Is it that you inspire fear without even being near?
Oh, terror of night.
Sleek and slender.
What manner of beast are you?
J M Lysun