Richmond Red Deer

(inspired by image from Bing Daily Desktop)

Bing - Stag Richmond Park

Keep your distance please for this is my time
Here in Richmond Park I am in my prime
My antlers are grown and the velvet is lost
They are catching on much – the ferns and the moss
Yet I proclaim my status, I am ready to mate
I hold my heavy head high for I am great
See my determination in my direct stare
The does are there ready and I’m not willing to share
Don’t make me charge now just stay clear
For I am a lusty male red deer

©Wendy Strohm 2015