Mum grazes close as I play with my friend,
Frolicking and bucking the fun never ends!
I learn what to eat and never to nibble,
Where to find water in brooks as they babble.
The shade of the trees amongst the dappled glades,
Keeps me cool on hot summer days.
When the morning sun hits the dewy ground,
Deep in slumber on the grass I am found.
Mum never wanders far from me,
She keeps me safe amongst the 'wild and free.'
My sister and aunty keep an eye on me,
As I get braver and stronger and gallop with glee!
Low tree branches make great scratching posts,
But rolling in dirt is what I love the most.
Once in a while the Landrover comes,
The man checks on me as well as my Mum.
But this is all the human contact required,
As the forest supplies all that we need.
Humans we are happy for you to admire,
But keep your distance and please take heed.
We don't need strokes, more food or even water.
We simply ask that you are a forest supporter,
By keeping to paths and taking rubbish home,
Don't light fires and take your time on the roads.
The forest is here for us all to enjoy,
So just leave your footprints and take memories home,
So we can continuously wildly roam,
Free in the landscape of our beautiful home.
(Written by Jen Blaxall)