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Hunter's Poem


A Hunter's Poem

A hunter shot at a flock of geese
That flew within his reach.
Two were stopped in their rapid flight
And fell on the sandy beach.

The male bird lay at the water's edge
And just before he died
He faintly called to his wounded mate
And she dragged herself to his side.

She bent her head and crooned to him
In a way distressed and wild
Caressing her one and only mate
As a mother would a child.

Then covering him with her broken wing
And gasping with failing breath
She laid her head against his breast
A feeble honk... then death.

This story is true though crudely told,
I was the man in this case.
I stood knee deep in snow and cold
And the hot tears burned my face.

I buried the birds in the sand where they lay
Wrapped in my hunting coat
And I threw my gun and belt in the bay
When I crossed in the open boat.

Hunters will call me a right poor sport
And scoff at the thing I did.
But that day something broke in my heart
And shoot again? God forbid!
Lemuel T. Ward

P-L-E-A-S-E! ONLY YOU AND I CAN STOP THE ABUSE!



Don't Go Breaking
My Heart



Join The NRA
"The Right Of The People To Keep and
Bear Arms, Shall Not Be infringed."

Comments

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moon_shine
Jan. 3rd, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
You have to have been there to really understand this,
Well good morning Sunshine may your day be filled with Love
So with open arms and a open heart I Just wanted to send you some Love and Kisses :o)

playgirl
Jan. 4th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Had I been there to see it, I think I would have almost died.

Hugs, and kisses Sweety Pie!
moon_shine
Jan. 5th, 2007 06:16 am (UTC)
I know you would sweetie ((hugs))
I just got back and I can hardly keep my eyes open But I wanted to send you a kiss :o)
Love you sunshine!
daddy
Jan. 4th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
I remember years ago when that poem was first printed in Dear Abby's Newspaper article. It was just as powerful then as it is now.

Thanks
playgirl
Jan. 4th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
I was lucky enough to encounter it in a lady's homepage about 2 years ago.

It made such a great impact on me when I read it that day, and it still does everytime I read it.

I'm such a cry baby when it comes to animals. The older I become, the worse it gets.
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