Innocent Oblivion

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
think deep.

Submitted: October 31, 2012

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The sun was just rising, and the day had yet begun

In the tiny cabin, the young boy was already on his way

He trudged through the thick snow, in his too big boots

Pulling his coat tighter, chilly winds whipped.

Hope was burning out, no game had crossed his path

He was fixing to head back home but acrunch echoed above

A fawn stood before him, looking straight in his direction

It stood frozen, giving the boy time to observe every aspect of the animal.

The short- lived mammal shook and its legs quivered as well

Confusion and loneliness stood at the baby deer's side

Tugging back his bow and arrow, the fawn did not even flinch

Hit right in the heart, the animal collapsed with a thud.

Running to retrieve the arrow from the mammal, he felt a loss of energy

The fragile body of the human fell by that of the hunted

Blood filled the fabric of the child's clothes around his heart and ran down the creature's fur

If only the young boy had looked more closely, he would have known he was only hunting himself.


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