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The Fox, The Wolf, The Coyote,

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The Fox, The Wolf, The Coyote,

     The Fox:

1.  the blare of the horn
     snooty hooves of  fire red coats...
     panting for my life

2.  briar rabbit ears
     twisting in my angry grip...
     more tall tales are told

3.  a hen in my mouth
     a farmer without his gun...
     life can be so good

     The Wolf:

1.  silver sinews coil
     full moon permits me to speak...
     shivers for all men

2.  my proud bloody coat
     clings to young Navaho skin...
     tales of my demise

3.  the grind of tractors
     growl grief to my amber eyes...
     leave my land alone

     The Coyote:

1.  mangy vermin shriek
     pelts darken with scarlet smear...
     ranchers open fire

2.  mere morsels to munch
     lupine snap shears of warning...
     always last in line

3.  roy rodgers singing
     cactus cattle and trail dust...
     my chorus off key 

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  1. Date: 5/31/2011 11:54:00 PM
    gk.j.~ CONGRATULATIONS!! In my contest, and thank you for supporting my contest. I had a great time reading and judging every entry in my contest. Thanks for being among all my chosen winners. have a great one,.. Poet D.

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 11:46:00 PM
    congrats on your awesome contest entry luv*Skat

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 5:32:00 PM
    Good to read you Gerard, and good to see you in the top ten for P D's contest!

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 11:03:00 AM
    Enjoyed these beautifully done haikus. Congrats Gerard on your win in pd's contest. gautami

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 10:09:00 AM
    Gerard, I really dig how you wrote this series of haiku in first person perspective, seen through the eyes of each animal. Great stuff. Congratulations on your win. I will always remember you for putting a positive spin on my Vomiticus Grammaticus poems haha!

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 7:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in P.D's contest Gerard. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/30/2011 8:32:00 PM
    Congrats Gerard on your super win in PD's contest with this clever creative write about her mystique my friend.. enjoy with luv..

  1. Date: 5/30/2011 8:13:00 PM
    original! super cheers for the fine spot, gerard! :) huggs

  1. Date: 5/30/2011 5:59:00 PM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of p.d. gerard

  1. Date: 1/5/2011 7:33:00 PM
    it took a time or two but now i get its meaning. john

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 7:50:00 PM
    ESPN says Cower wants Miami or Houston ... but the Giants could use his know how.. the Steelers did well with him as head coach for years.. but the fans did not like him at all.. think Philly is done.. yeah... Joey Flacco is my next door neighbor here so have to root for Ravens too ... but what about Falcons luv? they seem to be the cream team to beat these days... Saints had their day ..time for new team to win.. do u like Brady and the Pats? NO for me..luv..

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 4:17:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your excellent poetry this morning Gerard. The best to you in the contest. I will be back after the New Year to read more of your poetry. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 2:21:00 AM
    Wonderful haiku's of different dog breeds'' (luck in the contest)''Lin~Ra

  1. Date: 12/29/2010 8:14:00 PM
    Super brilliant write Gerard my friend and PD will absolutely luv this entry.. luv roy rodgers singing .. recalling the old cowboy movies with those gorgeous stallions they rode.. good luck my friend in the contest..with luv..

  1. Date: 12/29/2010 4:09:00 PM
    Really great haiku, wonderful

  1. Date: 12/29/2010 3:44:00 PM
    Hey! Gerard stopping by 2 say HI! & wishing everyone one big happy new years. Good luck in P.D.'s contest~ Luv Sidney LeeAnn

  1. Date: 12/29/2010 3:42:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your work..Reads like winning material to me..I especially like the last line...I am glad that I chose this one to read this eve..Sara

  1. Date: 12/29/2010 3:25:00 PM
    Nice haiku on all the three animals with apt images, Good luck in the contest, Gerard