Monday, October 17, 2011

Deer grazing in my woodland garden



© By Mary Nida Smith

In zoos


run free

behind fences.


on open range

no longer roam.

Deer run free

in restricted forest.

Buffalo roam free

not near ranches

where cattle feed.

Wolves run free.

All the people said,

not by me


Missy said...

I love this poem. Zoos can be good, depending on which one. I love my local Brookfield zoo. They teach the public about animals and how to conserve their environments so they don't become extinct. I like the photo as well, how did the deer let you get so close to them?

Life's Beautiful Path said...

Thanks Missy. I am glad you enjoyed my poem. Remember, when I can't get close the camera lenses will bring them to me. It was taken from my bedroom window.