I hear the wolf crying do you ? .........poetry

There are many times that if I think
about it at all
that mankind disgusts me and in particular
when I hear your call

He has beaten you down with sticks
he has poured kerosene into your dens
everything man has done has shown
he will never be your friends

He has trapped your young in the cold steel
irons of his invention
where it tears at your flesh breaking the
bones in contention

He aims from flying machines through
iron sights as you breath a final breath
and then looks to your children for more
to spread the smell of death

In the end I chose the wolf over mankind but will
the wolf survive who knows
Yet the stupidity of man will never end that
eternally shows




9 comments

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Ericdierker 23 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Very bleak yet great poem about our good friends the wolves. We still need to keep them on as many protected species lists as possible. I won't get started here but I could.


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Maralexa 23 months ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

ahorseback...so poignant...so sad. Good work my friend of wolves. You could put a whole collection together. Awesome photo!

Marilyn. maralexa


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Phyllis Doyle 23 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

Such a terrible, on-going plight the wolf has. It breaks my heart to see them treated so badly. Thanks for writing this powerful and deeply affecting poem, Ed.


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jhamann 23 months ago from Reno NV

I also choose animals over humans often. We have done such cruel things. But I have a small amount of faith that we will grow and learn one day. Jamie


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AudreyHowitt 23 months ago from California

The wolf is the epitome of our struggle to dominate nature rather than respect it-well said!


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Marie Flint 23 months ago from Jacksonville, FL

I like the story of St. Francis of Assisi who spoke to the wolf that was attacking and eating the children of the village. He spoke to the animal and promised the creature that if he stopped attacking the villagers, they would feed him. The wolf listened, the villagers fed the wolf, and the village was safe ever after.

John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman was another individual who had a way with animals. They sensed his peacefulness and were never afraid to approach him.

In other words, the problems "out there," whether it be a wolf or some other problem is a manifestation of our own state of being. Change the way of looking at things, and so-called problems miraculously resolve. (Amen.)


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MsDora 23 months ago from The Caribbean

From your poem and the comments, I have seen a perspective that I don't usually think of. Kindness or unkindness to animals says much about us. Good work. Thanks!


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Jodah 23 months ago from Queensland Australia

Mankind is the cruelest of all creatures....look at all the species we have hunted to extinction. The wolf is the ancestor of all dogs...man's best friend, we need to protect them and stop treating them as our enemies. Thanks for writing this.


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ahorseback 23 months ago Author

I know Eric , we sure do , and the wolf has returned ten- fold in a few short years ! The right balance ! That's the key to it all . I am a meat hunter , and sport hunting really leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth . Now of course wolves are being hunted again in a few states , to control the over populating of the species among ranchers and shepherds . Man toys too much with nature , radio collars ! tracing devises ! We wont be happy until we control the universe . ....Ed

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