Brandon McConnell


Coyotes - Poem by Brandon McConnell

Triplet coyotes
From the day of their birth
Desired the moon
And all it was worth

Providing them light
So at night they could see
Any dangers ahead
And be able to flee

All three loved the moon
And each soon decided
Too precious to share
Was the light it provided

The coyote first born
Snuck into night
And sang to the moon
With all of his might

Assured by the usual
Glimmer it gave
He felt quite accomplished
And returned to the cave

The youngest coyote
The next night awoke
And danced for the moon
As he quietly spoke

His sweet words of love
Were followed by light
The moon clearly pleased
So he called it a night

The last coyote
Woke up from a dream
Of the peaceful moon
And its wonderful gleam

He walked outside
And sat on the ground
Gazed up at the moon
Its beauty profound

All three coyotes
Thought it had ended
They'd won the battle
Performances splendid

That next night they waited
The moon did not show
They stayed there for hours
Then decided to go

All day they bonded
Coyotes of three
And again that night
The moon, they could see

Each one pondered
Where it had been
But it didn't matter
They would not fight again

They learned to appreciate
More things in life
Than a brilliant moon
That would just cause them strife

So together they sat
Those brothers of three
Under an Oak Tree
Bonded and free


Comments about Coyotes by Brandon McConnell

  • Gajanan Mishra (3/21/2016 9:36:00 PM)


    beautifully crafted, thanks.. (Report) Reply

    Brandon Mcconnell Brandon Mcconnell (3/21/2016 10:10:00 PM)

    Thanks, Gajanan! I'm glad you liked it! Make sure to check out my other poems— I posted some new stuff recently. :)

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  • Susan Williams (3/21/2016 3:17:00 PM)


    A delightful tale! I can see it so clearly as a child's story illustrated with coyotes under the moon. Excellent! (Report) Reply

    Brandon Mcconnell Brandon Mcconnell (3/21/2016 3:45:00 PM)

    Thanks, Susan! I'm glad you enjoyed reading it! If you liked this poem and would want to check out my other poems, head this way (remove the extra space after http) :

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/brandon-mcconnell/poems/? a=a&search=&l=2&y=1

  • (3/21/2016 11:36:00 AM)


    They learned to appreciate
    More things in life
    Than a brilliant moon
    That would just cause them strife.
    A beautiful poem, inspirational and educative with it's moral imbibed in the above stanza. Heartiest congratulations for the Poem of the Day.
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    Brandon Mcconnell Brandon Mcconnell (3/21/2016 2:13:00 PM)

    Here is the correct link: http: //www.poemhunter.com/brandon-mcconnell/poems/? a=a&search=&l=2&y=1

    Brandon Mcconnell Brandon Mcconnell (3/21/2016 2:12:00 PM)

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/brandon-mcconnell/poems/? a=a&search=&l=2&y=1

    Brandon Mcconnell Brandon Mcconnell (3/21/2016 11:38:00 AM)

    Thank you, Ratnakar! I appreciate your kind words, and I'm glad you enjoyed reading it! I recently posted some new poems if you'd be interested to read them too! :)

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/brandon-mcconnell/poems/? a=a&search=&l=2&y=1

  • (3/21/2016 11:19:00 AM)


    Very well done. By far the best of the three poems of the day today. I agree with Barry Middleton. It's too bad the people of the world can't learn to get along like your coyotes did. (Report) Reply

    Brandon Mcconnell Brandon Mcconnell (3/21/2016 11:36:00 AM)

    Thank you, Kim! I really appreciate it, and I'm so glad you enjoyed reading it! I can't believe this poem was chosen as the poem of the day today. I feel so utterly undeserving, but I really appreciate all the love and feedback from everyone! I'd recommend reading my other poems! I just posted some new stuff recently:

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/brandon-mcconnell/poems/? a=a&search=&l=2&y=1

  • Kenneth Maswabi (3/21/2016 9:28:00 AM)


    Well written piece of poetry. It is beautiful and full of insight and wisdom. Thank you. (Report) Reply

    Brandon Mcconnell Brandon Mcconnell (3/21/2016 9:34:00 AM)

    Thank you, Kenneth! I'm glad you enjoyed reading it! It's one of my older poems, but I still enjoy reading back through them once in a while. I really appreciate all the love and feedback from everyone! I'd recommend reading my other poems! I just posted some new stuff recently:

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/brandon-mcconnell/poems/? a=a&search=&l=2&y=1

  • Rajnish Manga (3/21/2016 8:28:00 AM)


    So together they sat
    Those brothers of three
    Under an Oak Tree
    Bonded and free /.... excellent poem with a superb message. Thanks for sharing. Congrats for being selected for the Day.
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    Brandon Mcconnell Brandon Mcconnell (3/21/2016 2:22:00 PM)

    Correct link: http: //www.poemhunter.com/brandon-mcconnell/poems/? a=a&search=&l=2&y=1

    Brandon Mcconnell Brandon Mcconnell (3/21/2016 9:00:00 AM)

    Thank you, Rajnish! I'm so glad you enjoyed reading it! I really appreciate your feedback too. I can't believe this poem was chosen as the poem of the day today. I feel so utterly undeserving, but I really appreciate all the love and feedback! I'd recommend reading my other poems! I just posted some new stuff recently:

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/brandon-mcconnell/poems/? a=a&search=&l=2&y=1

  • Barry Middleton (3/21/2016 7:21:00 AM)


    Very creative work. Too bad all the world's coyotes can't learn to share. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/21/2016 5:53:00 AM)


    Able to flee from dangers! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Brandon Mcconnell Brandon Mcconnell (3/21/2016 8:57:00 AM)

    Thanks for the feedback, Edward! I really appreciate all the love and feedback from everyone! I'd recommend reading my other poems! I just posted some new stuff recently:

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/brandon-mcconnell/poems/? a=a&search=&l=2&y=1

  • Susan Lacovara (5/18/2014 8:50:00 AM)


    Drawn to the light of your poem..I write often of my love for the moon's lure. I believe it helps me to remember to always look UP! And on a lighter note...My nickname IS Coyote Sue. PEACE to You, under the beautiful moon. (Report) Reply

    Brandon Mcconnell Brandon Mcconnell (3/21/2016 8:56:00 AM)

    Thank you, Susan! I really appreciate your feedback. I can't believe this poem was chosen as the poem of the day today. I feel so utterly undeserving, but I really appreciate all the love and feedback! Thank you! I'd recommend reading my other poems! I just posted some new stuff recently:

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/brandon-mcconnell/poems/? a=a&search=&l=2&y=1

  • Dee Corpolongo (9/7/2012 6:50:00 AM)


    Another fantastic poem. Though I do love the moon,
    you are so correct about the strife it brings. You write
    many good poems.
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    Brandon Mcconnell Brandon Mcconnell (3/21/2016 8:54:00 AM)

    Thank you, Dee! Honestly, I feel so ridiculously undeserving of my poem being selected as the poem of the day on this site, but I really appreciate all the love and feedback! Thank you! I'd recommend reading my other poems! I just posted some new stuff recently:

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/brandon-mcconnell/poems/? a=a&search=&l=2&y=1

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 13, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 14, 2011


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