The Stone Coyotes

The Lion's Den

The Stone Coyotes


When darkness falls I recall

Their voices filled with laughter

Now with faces pale, their plaintive wail

Will haunt me ever after


Children, where have you been?

“We’ve been cryin’ in the lion’s den”


When they saw the tooth and claw

They tiptoed past in vain

They could not sleep - They heard it creep

Across the grassy plain


The cat’s eyes hypnotize

Too late to feel alarm

No arms enfold - No mother holds

Her babe away from harm


Hush, little baby, don’t you cry

In the lion’s den