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By Heather HublerPublished 29 days ago β€’ Updated 29 days ago β€’ 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
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In the hush of dusky hues,

my eyes catch her tawny silhouette

against the edge of the field,

waves of amber gently swaying to

a mid-summer's refrain.

It only takes a moment before she's noticed me in return,

eyes alert and wary.

Her tail flicks.

I give her no signs to fear me,

yet aren't I,

a danger?

If only she could see past

this softened facade,

skim past the fine lines,

the stray grays,

the unwanted middle

to see the fighter's heart

that still beats within.

The soul that screams

I can still be a threat to tedium,

to stagnation,

to the great yawn of nothingness

yet she disregards me,

looking to the high grasses

and swinging her head.

I watch wholly transfixed

as small spotted forms

leap to her side on unsteady legs.

Doe and fawn.

I realize then it was not

stinging dismissal,

but acknowledgement,

an understanding

of our dual nature.

We mommas with our tenderness

and ferocity in equal measure,

yin and yang.

She spares me one last glance

before guiding her young ones

over horizon and out of sight.

Two warriors parting ways.


Thank you for stopping by :)

It's been a very emotional and busy past few weeks between my father-in-law passing away, my milestone birthday and sickness running rampant. Finally feeling a bit better. Hope you are all well :)


Here is the poem I wrote on the day of his passing:

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Comments (34)

  • π‘πŒ π’π­π¨πœπ€π­π¨π§12 days ago

    This is beautifully written with great imagery and strength of voice. Congrats on a well-deserved Top Story, Heather!

  • Grz Colm20 days ago

    Beautiful images here Heather! I hope you are going well. I’m sorry to hear of your father in law passing. Best sent! ☺️

  • Congrats on your top story.

  • Sherif Saad27 days ago


  • Sian N. Clutton27 days ago

    Oh, Heather... This resonates in my heart. Absolutely perfect. What a beautiful tribute to motherhood. I'm blown away. ❀️

  • Kenny Penn27 days ago

    Glad you’re feeling better. This was a fantastic poem, Heather. You write so beautifully ❀️

  • Congrats on the Top Story! Well-deserved. You have such a softness to your writing that paints sorrow in such a delicate way. So sorry for all that you are going through right now!

  • JBaz28 days ago

    Back to say congratulations on a well deserved and touching poem

  • I really love the flow of this part: Her tail flicks. I give her no signs to fear me, yet aren't I, a danger? So elegant πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

  • I'm so sorry it's been so emotionally heavy for you πŸ₯Ί Sending you lots of love and hugs ❀️ Loved your beautiful poem, my sweet looney partner! Congratulations on your Top Story! πŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠ

  • Another beautifully crafted Hubler poem πŸ˜‡πŸ₯°β€οΈ I’m sorry for your pain and I send love your way Heather xx

  • Gabriel Huizenga28 days ago

    This is absolutely beautiful - congrats on the Top Story! A really moving moment, and a lovely reflection with that momma deer. So sorry to hear of your great loss and difficulties- blessings on processing, recovery, and all else that you need in this season. <3

  • Ameer Bibi28 days ago

    Well deserved top story Many congratulations

  • Lamar Wiggins29 days ago

    Happy belated birthday, my friend. Hopefully things will calm down for you soon. I agree with Dana, your poetry hasn't suffered. It gets better and better. Beautiful work! πŸ’–πŸ€πŸΌπŸ™πŸ½

  • Caroline Craven29 days ago

    Hey Heather. I’m really sorry to hear about your father in law. That’s not cool. This was a phenomenal poem and it’s great to have you back. Just take care.

  • Joe Patterson29 days ago

    Beautifully written my friend, congratulations on top story.

  • John Cox29 days ago

    I love how you establish connection between yourself and the alert doe, both fierce and gentle. Absolutely beautiful, Heather.

  • Rachel S29 days ago

    Beatiful adn heartwarming!

  • Donna Fox (HKB)29 days ago

    Sorry life has been a bit of a hurricane for you, happy the dust is settling!! I loved the peacefulness of this and just the calm nobility you pained both the deer and yourself in! Very beautiful and congrats on Top Story!!

  • JBaz29 days ago

    It has been a tough time for you and your family, yet you still manage to inspire all of us with your beautiful words.

  • Caroline Jane29 days ago

    Gorgeous. So tender and strong. Beautiful ❀️

  • D.K. Shepard29 days ago

    Love love love this! Deer are my favorite! Beautiful poem with a brilliant extension to motherhood!

  • never disappointed when your name hits my feed. Hugs to you and yours at this time of life. <3

  • Cathy holmes29 days ago

    Beautiful piece. Well done, my friend. Glad to hear you're feeling better.

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