Retired Hunter

Feathers in the wind take no lead
Gently fall on worn and tired dogs
Who pay no mind as to where are
Unsuspecting birds in flight, a very
Quiet kiss stirs memories of when they did outsmart

Dversepoets.com the prompt is a golden shovel. Take the line of a poem and use the words in order, each as the last line of your poem. ( I know I could have said that better). This one more a challenge for me, so I stuck with the dogs.
The line I chose is “Lead dogs are very smart”

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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16 Responses to Retired Hunter

  1. Lucy says:

    Oh, I love those two final lines. This poem is brilliant!

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  2. rothpoetry says:

    Good write Mary! Tired dogs indeed! Chasing fallen birds is hard work!

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  3. That gentle feather falls like a kiss itself. I love a golden shovel – I think you keep something of the sentence, but take it somewhere else. I felt the tiredness and the affection for the dogs.

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  4. Ron. says:

    Shovel-wonderful. Your outstanding work gives me impetus to try one for myself. Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. robtkistner says:

    Excellent writing Mary.

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  6. Sherry Marr says:

    A retired hunter and tired dog sound very peaceful to me. Smiles.

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  7. I am so happy for the birds here… maybe it’s better not to hunt but just to enjoy the landscape

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  8. sanaarizvi says:

    A most stunning golden shovel poem, Mary! 😍

    Like

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