Won't you take me out to hunt
Take me somewhere free to prowl,
I am ready for adventure
Take me camping now!
Lead me to the highest altitudes
Where the sky is crystal clear,
With that crispy morning air
Where frolic all the deer.
I want to see the stately antelope
And the mighty grizzly bear,
I want to watch the eagle soar
Take me if you dare.
I imagine we will find a savage lion
Wild zebra and giraffe,
We won't need to pack too much
(Except a bubble bath.)
Let us track down the ferocious beaver
Building of his dam,
And listen to some fierce coyotes howl,
The rigors I will stand.
Just take me out to hunt tonight
For I won't be scared at all,
While you stalk an exotic tiger skin
To grace my entry hall.
Soft Whispers from
Derry's Heart Poems
© 2004 used with permission
Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than
The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Let him who walks in the dark,
who has no light,
trust in the Name of the Lord
and rely on His God