Weaker than Water

"In the world, there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong, nothing can surpass it." –Lao Tzu

Thinking of Deer

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Katherine Gotthardt Copyright 2012Deer Thoughts

Am I the only silly one

(or, for that matter, the only one)

who cries at seeing a deer?


If there are others,

do they only cry

when their favorite rosebuds

or herbs or sweet potatoes

or childhood memories disappear

into the mouth of a woodland creature?


Or do they only weep

when the bullet misses the mark,

speeding by like a lifetime?




Katherine M. Gotthardt

Copyright October 5, 2010

This poem first appeared in New Departures.


Author: All Things Writing, LLC

Katherine Gotthardt is CEO of All Things Writing, LLC, a full-service content development and content marketing company. A published writer and seasoned educator, Katherine leads a team of professionals on a mission to make clients shine online and in print.

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