Behold the badger! What a sight!
Full-grown and in his prime!
Surviving every day and night,
Yet pristine and sublime...
Distinctive in his stature
And confident as well,
Yet practiced both in tooth and claw,
With secrets yet to tell...
With grandeur, he surveys each scene,
Accustomed to life's ways,
To visit places that he's been,
Exploring still some days...
Life's like a journey, here and there,
Beyond both sleep and food
And faithful feelings help him care,
Perhaps to bless his mood...
The badger has a noble stride,
Wherever he may roam,
He need not cross the whole world wide,
The forest is his home...
He does not own a house or car,
A caravan or yacht,
Yet through the life he's lived so far,
He glad with all he's got...
Denis Martindale, copyright, October 2013.
The poem is based on the magnificent painting
by Stephen Gayford called 'Badger'.
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