Meena Somasundaram

Away in a Manger

Away in a manger
 the deer was in danger
as there came a ranger
 who was a total stranger
the poor one cried with fear
 there came a noise from rear
an arrow passed through the ear
it dashed off holding its life dear
ran in leaps and bounds
looked a second not around
 fell tired on the ground
beside a sandy mound.