Staying Alive

Staying Alive

A Chapter by Dave Brown



I took a moment from my day

Just to sit and look a while

I saw there was more to life than me

Which brought about a smile


A Robin landed a bit away

And gave me quite a stare

Then, hearing a worm below

Pulled it up from there


And what else was down below

Trying to avoid being consumed

Not realizing when they were born

Immediately they were doomed


I’d like to see things done differently

Where it is not kill or be killed

Where nothing needs to die

Just to have a belly filled



© 2021 Dave Brown

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It is the circle of life, so the song says, still it has a tendency to make me look the other way. I'm feeling your last verse, Dave...big time!

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Dave Brown

1 Month Ago

Thanks Kelly
I'd love to be able to hug a cougar
Hope all is well
I enjoyed your depiction of "kill or be killed" . . . it's a jungle out there! Some kinda rodent digs into my large planters to get at the earthworms, which I want to be there, to enrich the soil, not as rodent snacks. As the ole saying goes, everyone is down-river from someone else! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Dave Brown

1 Month Ago

M Gillis, once again hearing from you is like finding buried treasure on a tropical isle (well, almo.. read more

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