Oh gentle beast, I see you there
Alone close by your hidden lair
The winter’s been and is half gone
Tis soon the season will march on.
Those little ones who have survived
Must learn right now to keep alive
To run and hide and secret be
Escaping this hostility.
Oh what a lesson life does teach
To all who would adulthood reach
In fact, we know the truth is cruel
This gift of life’s not meant for fools !