ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER
His powerful muscles are apparent in a body strong enough to carry the weight of his gigantic antlers. His antlers resemble open hands reaching up to heaven. As with all of God’s creatures, those six foot wide horns are set upon his head for a purpose.
He proudly displays them to win the attraction of those of the feminine gender. Yet they can be used in battle, or to push his way through a dense forest with ease. They can be used as scoops to overturn large rocks or timbers so that he can feed on lichen and rich moss.
As he fights for attention, those mighty paddles become like giant jousting lances. In order to gain the love of a fair maiden, he will use them against his foe. May the best moose win!
I wonder if I’ll ever see another animal like me,
I am so big and muscle bound, there’s not another one around,
Who can my prowess overtake, who looks like me for heaven’s sake,
I am the mighty, handsome moose, I’m not the slightest bit obtuse,
I wander through the forests tall, with ease I tower o’er them all,
When darkness comes to fill the night, I remain fearless at the sight,
Other creatures look up to me, some oft mistake me for a tree,
But soon they learn that I am not, a bully or a juggernaut.