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The Hunter's Survival

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LindsayP
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       The Hunterís Survival

He clings to the cliffs with crooked claws,
His eyes focused on the lonely moors,
For the moment hunger he ignores,
Not one single prey escapes his beady eye.

He launches light as a lifting lark
And soars in an ever widening ark,
He must eat his fill before itís dark,
The fate of one is already doomed to die.

A leveret leaps in the fading light,
Now on it is fixed the eagles sight,
The young hare oblivious to its plight,
As the raptor falls, a single thought in store.

On the downward dive he gathers speed,
The young hare slowly starts to feed,
Meat is the birdís most urgent need,
And in a flash the victimís life is oíer.

The crushing claws bring quick its end
Against tallons cruel it cannot defend,
Its blood and earth time soon will blend,
Survivals story repeats itself once more.

                                  
© Copyright 2007 Lindsay P Wilson - All Rights Reserved
Earth Angel
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1 posted 09-20-2007 12:31 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Lindsay, it was as if I was watching an episode of National Geographic on television.

You appear to have an understanding, reverence, and respect, for nature and that is evident in your fine writing.

Hugs to you, LP

Linda
Marchmadness
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2 posted 09-20-2007 05:39 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

So real, such fine writing.
JL
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3 posted 09-20-2007 06:40 AM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

"Survivals story repeats itself once more."

Great observation, and story.

JL


Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.
~Proverbs 22:9 NLT

Honeybunch
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4 posted 09-20-2007 07:01 AM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Lindsay - I don't really have the stomach for the cruelty of life but it is life in the wild and I enjoyed the read.  Thank you.
Margherita
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What Honeybunch said ...

It is tough to watch such scenes, but Nature's ways are these.

You expressed your thoughts well.

Love,
Margherita
LindsayP
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My apologies for being lazy but to Linda, Marchmadness,JL, Honeybunch and Margherita
A very sincere thank you to all you kind folk for your generous response.
I hope you all have a wonderful day.
Take care.  Lindsay
Artic Wind
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Lindsay P

i love survival, thats what i am!

i just posted a poem the other day, and i just joined, so great job

ARCTIC WIND
LindsayP
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Thanks Arctic Wind, I have been a lover of wildlife since I was a small boy and have had eagles and falcons as pets. I was a very keen shooter in my teen age years but turned my priority around as I grew a little older. Now I wouldn't shoot a thing.

Welcome to Pips.  LindsayP
Earl Brinkman
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9 posted 08-18-2010 12:16 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

You describe the wild extremely well.  Always a pleasure to read.
 
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