Wolf Shadows in the Canyons

I'm listening my friend and yet I have
no solutions
As the howling begins on the north
ridge echoing only my confusions

The trappers wouuld have you think
you are an enemy to man
But then who was here first
the ranchers rule you understand

The deseases might kill the cattle
or the lightning as well
But let the wolf take the free meal for granted
there'll be fire in hell

Poison killed your father
your mother died in a iron trap
You were 'relocated ' once and still
you came back

In the lonliest howls I listen to your
questions yet I answer only in the same
But don't look for a solution in mankind
when money rules the game

Radio collars and a tracking devices
poison darts in a gun
Run away as fast as you can
it's the only solution ..... to run




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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

excellent expression . man's inhumanity to the animals that just want to be left alone . mother nature creatures are here for a reason. but the money is always in control when man is involved. Sad story but very true.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

Heart wrenching and beautifully written poetry.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Yes Cleaner3 We are losing the game of sharing with the natural world , I blame the USA incorporated. But you understand that I know!.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Minnetonka my dear! Thank you for being here , really!


Hubert Williams 4 years ago

Very nice poem but there are also various sectors of humankind who are hunted, tagged and relocated.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. I've always been fascinated by wolves. Never met one but like them all the same. Reminded me of how cruel man can be and of this classic line from the original Dracula movie, "Listen to them, the children of the night, what beautiful music they make." Love when they howwwwl


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hubert , Yes sad isn't it that man is probably the worst predator of all by far!


Hubert Williams 4 years ago

It is sad, but true.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Thank you all so much !


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

it's sad to note that man is so cruel to animals...


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Yes Raciniwa , thats so true . We can do differently though! It seems everything to do with man and wildlife is about money!....:-}

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