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Taken

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Taken

Solemnly the animals gather
forming a ring around the body
the king taken in his prime
by thoughtless hunters

A funeral dirge being sung
by all the birds and beasts
as their respects they do pay
knowing next time it may be them

For why did the hunters kill?
it certainly was not for food
or even yet a hunting trophy
just the fun of making the kill

The creatures of the wild
gave a collective sigh
then slowly faded out of sight
for them there was still some time

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  1. Date: 10/19/2013 10:43:00 AM
    Shadow, In fear of brewing controversy, I must ask...."Would the hunters hunt if the hunted could shoot back?:..... Great writing, sweetheart...... Jake

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/19/2013 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    with far more care and though I think Jake ty Shadow x smile hugs
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 6:51:00 PM
    This is so sad!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/17/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes but sadly often fact too Shadow x smile hugs
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 10:35:00 AM
    Shadow, ths is beautiful verse. You write so well. Thanks for sharing and keep up the vibe. JM

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/17/2013 1:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty so much Joseph for your inspiring words glad you enjoyed Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 6:47:00 AM
    So sad! How can one find pleasure in killing innocent wild things?

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/17/2013 2:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes terrible Monterey I agree with you ty for reading Shadow x smile