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Mecnun and The Antelope

Mecnun was on the mountain.
He met an antelope
Looking for water,
Looking for a fountain.

The antelope was trapped by the feet.
His eyes were so cute, so sweet.
He likened them to that of Leyla’s eyes.
He felt sorry for its helpless cries.

He waited for the hunter
to pay for the ransom.
He waited under a tree.
At last he set it free.

Everyone asked Mecnun
why he behaved so.
He said it was not proper
To be cruel to someone
Who look like Leyla.
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