754, My life had Stood a Loaded Gun - Version 1

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My Life had stood — a Loaded Gun —

In Corners — till a Day

The Owner passed — identified —

And carried Me away —

And now We roam in Sovereign Woods —

And now We hunt the Doe —

And every time I speak for Him

The Mountains straight reply —

And do I smile, such cordial light

Opon the Valley glow —

It is as a Vesuvian face

Had let it’s pleasure through —

And when at Night - Our good Day done —

I guard My Master’s Head —

’Tis better than the Eider Duck’s

Deep Pillow — to have shared —

To foe of His — I’m deadly foe —

None stir the second time —

On whom I lay a Yellow Eye —

Or an emphatic Thumb —

Though I than He — may longer live

He longer must — than I —

For I have but the power to kill,

Without — the power to die —