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In The Meadow

She stops in the lush meadow
to give birth to her twins.
Coyote catches mother’s scent.
He looks around and grins.
The first lamb arises quickly 
and finds her willing teat.
The second lies there weakly
and gives a little bleat.

The mother nudges number one
And says, “We have to hurry.
The predators will be here soon.
In nature they’re a worry.”
Her second child is left there
to hold coyote’s attention.
She shows her new son to the flock,
his sister does not mention.

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  1. Date: 4/22/2013 11:40:00 AM
    Nature can be so cruel. Excellent story and meadow poem. SuZ

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 10:05:00 PM
    Skillfully presented truth Joyce....

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 3:16:00 PM
    who know what sacrifices God requires of nature. it's nice that someone should write about it. i wonder on what level we become this?