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The New Hunter (the poem)

at a parched water-hole
beside a ragged thorn
he stood and watched dry-eyed
as his warrior-father fell

failed in his battle for life
brittle-boned and lonely
loser of love and family
to a predator disease

he took his small inheritance
his father’s staff and mantle
he took a silent oath
to hunt his kinfolk’s killer

sheltered by the mantle
guided by the staff
driven by the oath
he’s ready to begin

Alain Miles

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Written to accompany the portrait by Dale Webster of a Maasai boy – also included in my portolio.

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africa, kenya, drought, disease, hardship, hunger, poverty, maasai, hope, optimism, hunt

Coloring The Wind is a small but growing community of creative artists – writers, visual artists, photographers, musicians – combining their talents to create new types of art. The co-ordinator – and Red Bubble member – is UK-based Alain Miles.

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