A Deer's Life

From the moment a deer is born it must run.

To avoid the way of dying by gun.

sleeping by day, running by night,

if only to stay out of sight.

Jumping, leaping, running away,

to have her life for one more day.

When winter sets in,

the deer finds a den,

hoping she will be safe,

from the hunting men.

All the deer needs is for the men to be gone,

for the time when she will have her fawn.

To save her life and her babies to,

she must teach him the tricks she knew.

That is where a deer's life begins,

and that is also where it ends.