The Crow And The Deer (Part Two)


The Crow flew over the fields and forest toward the river wanting to see his friend.  The first time he saw the deer it was just a small fawn and was all alone near a creek. He was afraid, extremely hungry, and wandering the forest looking for his mother.  He had seen his mother cross the highway telling him to wait for her to come back.  Sadly, she never came back, and it was up to the Owl and the Crow to raise the fawn.

The Crow flew high over the forest, wetlands, and fields looking for a place for the fawn to live and be safe.  The forest provided nuts, shrubs, and security.  The ponds and lakes had water and the fields had many grasses.  Each day the fawn got bigger, and the Crow flew over to the pond where he would always bring the deer treats from bird feeders.  Then one day the Crow told the Owl that they needed a name for the deer.  The Owl being wise and the Crow cunning, they decided to name him Benny, the name of the old farmer where the Crow and Owl met every morning.

It was the night that Benny feared the most, the sounds, the predators, and most of all, the loneliness.  The Owl watched over him during the long winter nights.  A silent friend yet one that would always be nearby.  Benny always looked forward to hearing the birdsongs knowing that soon the morning would light up the sky with pastel colors and the new day awakening the forest.

The Crow was flying over the forest and near a field, he saw deer drinking from a pond and he flew back to Benny telling him to follow him and hopefully find some new friends and become part of the herd.  He wandered slowly over to the herd eating the grass from the field.  He gradually came closer to the deer and finally, a doe came close enough that they touched nose to nose.

Benny had finally found a family and was able to be a part of the herd.  The Owl and the Crow were always near but they knew they had done the right thing.  They would talk often about Benny at their early morning fence post.

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Larry Tyler
Larry Tyler
Awaken the possibilities … then unleash them. After 55 years of successful retail management, I have returned to my passion of writing. I write Poetry, Storytelling, and Short Stories. As a child, I grew up on front porch storytelling. I would sit and listen to my Dad and his brothers tell these great stories that were captivating, and I always wanted to hear more. I wanted to experience the things they talked about. I started writing at a young age and reading everything I could get my hands on. At twelve years old I started a storytelling group and several of my friends became writers or poets. At 16 I hopped box cars and worked the tobacco fields, orange groves, picked cotton, and spent many nights around a campfire listing to life stories. Someone once asked me why I wrote. It consumes an amazing amount of time and I assure you it is not going to make me rich. I write so that my children can touch and feel my words telling of the ones that came before us and the stories they told me. These are the chronicles of our family and even though they come from my childhood memories and are deeply rooted in a child’s remembrance at least they may feel what it was like in the time before them and cherish the things the elders left behind. I am a Columnist & Featured Contributor, BIZCATALYST360 and I have The Writers Café, a group on LinkedIn that features Poets, Writers, Artists, Photographers, and Musicians . On Facebook I have two groups and one page; Dirt Road Storytelling, From Abandoned To Rescue Dogs And Cats, and About Life, Love And Living. As writers, it is true that we honestly do not know what we hold within us until we unleash it. When our words inspire others only then will inspiration return to the writer. I will spend my twilight years in search of the next story, the next poem, and the next image. I will take the time to enjoy my Wife, our Dogs, and Cats, and our amazing new home and I will always find the time to walk down a dirt road I truly hope is that I never have to read another book on Leadership, be on a conference call or see another plan o gram as these were the tool for what I did in life and not about who I am.

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