I wish every single hunter of animals out there would be forced to watch THE DEER HUNTER, if only for this:
The men before the Vietnam War are deer hunters. The men go off to the Vietnam War and end up becoming the hunted. When the deer hunters return from the Vietnam War, they can no longer hunt deer because they are haunted by the fact that they now know what it feels like to be hunted.
This IS the message every animal hunter out there needs to get!

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in ‘wanting Christ’ as one who is the hunted by the haunted”)

You are hunted by one out for your blood,

out for your heart, out for your soul. The war

is on! You can’t rest this one out. Must scud!

Full Armor of God you suit for Peace Corps.

I’m used to being one of the hunted,

the bloodied; beaten, mangled, left for dead.

Going to war again is me stunted.

Going to God again is Jesus Bled.

Being the hunted feels like the haunted.

Haunted by our past is us at bull’s eye.

Jesus was a hunted deer, one taunted,

Him as a hunt and haunt for our war cry.

Pain and suffer was not what we wanted.

“Want Christ” for the hunted by the haunted.


  1. Thanks for the comment. I live in Louisiana and they call this state, “Sportsman’s Paradise,” where hunting is highly sought and encouraged and called a “sport.” When people say that to me, I surely get vocal. Hunting is NOT a “sport,” because I know what a “sport” is: It’s two opposing teams on the same playing field, so to speak, and BOTH teams are equally trained and armed. Hunting is NOT a “sport” because only one team is opposing the other, BOTH teams are NOT on the same playing field, and the other team (animals) are NOT equally trained and armed. Speaking of animals, when I say this, people look at me like deer caught in headlights. Good! I want them to consider this and, as you said, absolutely adhere to nonviolence. And when Christians seek and encourage hunting, I get even more vocal on that front! Yes, I speak much but for the voiceless animals, I won’t ever shut up!!!!

    Love and blessings ALWAYS,


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