Wandering in the Night


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Silent creatures wander in the night....

Wandering in the Night

A step in the darkened field she took
Glancing my way as I went by
Grazing dangerously close to death
She was graceful yet terribly shy

Hidden she thought by the night
Chancing the obstacles near
Nourishment needed to sustain her
For no one is feeding the deer

Eyes shine in the glare of the lights
Statuesque she dare not move
If she stays very still in the darkness
Her safety surely will prove

Swiftly she runs deep in the woods
Joining the family there
In the comfort of the herd
Protection is theirs to share


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carynontherhine commented on Wandering in the Night


I love this Purple swan! I adore the ending of this write. So true of the beautiful Deer. The most popular to see at times in the distance only to see it run quickly away. No wonder it is scared of man, just look at us? How barbaric we can be! I loved it!TEN for sure!



Thank you.....

dahlusion commented on Wandering in the Night


Wow!! real and surreal all at once:"She was graceful yet terribly shy"—lovely! Bravo, Swan!!



Thank you so very much Dah....Swan

angel33614 commented on Wandering in the Night


Brilliant poem my friend, very well written and has a great flow, very natural. Your words bring us not only into the moment but give us the eyes of the poor deer as we stand there shaking in our boots hoping you don't run us over, lol. great write my friend, bravo! Purity of the soul, journey well!!! Angel aka the poem buster



Thank you.....Swan

jyothi commented on Wandering in the Night


Excited to read,It's widely displayed the care for animal.



Thank you kindly, jyothi.......Swan

gogant commented on Wandering in the Night


Way to go, Swan.........you saved a deer's life........that has to be truly frightening for a deer to look into the glare of headlights on a dark deserted wood's edge..........Love, it................................g



Thanks gogant, your words are sweet....She was such a beautiful site. Glad I could convey my thoughts after seeing her..................Swan

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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