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  Coyote Moon
by Mr. Ed
Monday, June 21, 2010
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“Once, long, long ago,

Before we two leggeds walked the Earth,

There were no stars in the night sky,

And there was no moon.

So Coyote went to the Great Spirit,

To ask for His assistance.

He was touched by Coyote’s request,

And He created the stars and the moon,

Allowing Coyote, to now hunt at night.”


From A Native American Story




I see him when I wander at night

Out there, crying up to the moon

And his song, it touches my heart

It’s such a sad and mournful tune


Today, we trap and we poison his kind

We humans also hold ‘Kill Coyote Derbies’

Once, so very long ago, Earth belonged to him

I wonder if he remembers through ancient memory


We have also now killed off most of his natural prey

So today, he is forced to hunt our pets, to feed his family

I know he’d much rather return to the days of his ancestors

When his kind could roam wherever they wanted to, so free


Some nights, he will even follow my dogs and I, as we walk about

On those nights, I always wish that there was something I could do

Whenever I hear this hungry and all alone Coyote, howling in the night

I sadly feel like howling along with him, and it always gives me the blues


Full Moon returns this Saturday,

And I know I will hear him howling;

What the Great Spirit gave to the Earth,

Mankind no longer appreciates these things.


I see him when I wander at night,

Out there, crying up to the moon;

And his song, it touches my heart,

It’s such a sad and mournful tune.


©2010, Mr. Ed



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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/26/2010
Very misunderstood. Maybe we need a few "idiot derbies" Patrick
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 6/22/2010
though it scares me to hear them howl when I did hear them, it was only a fear of their unknown world. I wish I could be closer to nature and enjoy it more
Reviewed by Paul Drouillard 6/22/2010
A gem!
Reviewed by Richard King 6/22/2010
.... and PROGRESS wins again. Guess there's always a little give and take. (Mostly take.) But, if we could, how many of us would trade places with our grand parents? Not many, I'd wager.

Bravo Mr. Ed, well said. Dick
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 6/22/2010
You painted a very sad picture, my heart breaks in two. Well penned1
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/22/2010
Very beautiful write, Ed! Unfortunately for coyotes in Nova Scotia, Canada, they now have a bounty on their heads because they've been attacking people. The sad thing is cities have grown into the countryside that used to be the coyote's domain, yet somehow it's the coyote's fault this is happening....

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 6/22/2010
VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/21/2010
Once again from you, Ed, a poem infused with real heart and an understanding of what's truly worthwhile and needs saving.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/21/2010
...I hear them often very late at night right out my bedroom really is an eerie howl and bark..I love listening to them~
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 6/21/2010
...and people said that we should eat more lamb, because a million coyotes can't be wrong! (just to put a twist of humor to an humorless mankind bend on destroying the little we have left)


Reviewed by Lew Duffey 6/21/2010
so sadly true and he's not the only one.
God bless,
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 6/21/2010
Sooooon enough the moon will be crying tears unending, washing away all the pain of these poor creatures, us. Bless you for standing up for them. Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/21/2010
Powerfully, poignantly penned -- and heard! Well done, Ed.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by D Johnson 6/21/2010
If we keep going, at this rate, before long, there will be no circle of life...a sad depiction.

Cheers, with hope,
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/21/2010
Ed the whole of creation is out of whack because of man's foolishness and greed. Keep sounding the alarm My Friend, keep touching hearts with the message.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/21/2010
So you're howling at the moon are ya, bet that just makes MTW thrilled with all the noise from you...e
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/21/2010
they are haunting
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/21/2010
Yes, there are many things that need to return to ancient times, Ed, mankind has really screwed up the balance of nature and the beauty as well...Keep howling...Happy Summer Solstice!

Much peace, love and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/21/2010
A sad, touching write, Ed.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/21/2010
I have often wished I could talk their talk as they often sound as though they are begging. Thank you for another wonderful write.

Newfie Hugs, Rose

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