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Marched Briskly

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Marched Briskly

The hungry wolf inspected the fallen hiker,
the injured man couldn’t move,
his eyes closed as his mind tried to soothe,
not realizing he was being watched
with what looked like blood thirsty anticipation,
the hungry wolf was full of concentration,
he could feel a meal,
driven by a carnal sensation,
the injured man wouldn’t put up a fight,
it was dinner for the wolf that night,
a tasty meal in his sight,
the injured hiker knew nothing could sustain his fall,
and for the hungry wolf it was a dinner call,
after the chilling night,
the day brings light
and toward the woods the wolf marched briskly back,
stomach full,
and he ate without an attack.

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  1. Date: 3/30/2009 3:48:00 AM
    And we are left to wonder which are we, victim or wolf? What is the mystery behind our accidents? blessings from above,brother

  1. Date: 3/29/2009 2:26:00 PM
    Very methodical, waste not want not

  1. Date: 3/28/2009 5:54:00 PM
    holy cow! Frank! my planned hike in the woods tomorrow has been abruptly halted! nice poem! Jim

  1. Date: 3/28/2009 2:42:00 PM
    im glad im not the wolf"s meal,thanks God for that,though in reality everyone can be under observation by the wolf,then we cant breath as we want too,ready to eat us alive.we all have wolves someday or another,hope they wont attack,deep.after the chilling night the day brings light,thats nice optimistic view,i like your style, ur different,;-)well penned as you used to say-charma

  1. Date: 3/28/2009 1:40:00 PM
    Frank...your writes are something else..LOL..dude I read this piece and there was no suspense..I knew he was the meal.. I was just wondering how you would take us there and you did it well...thanks for sparing me the other stuff....well done.

  1. Date: 3/28/2009 11:46:00 AM
    Frightening image in a vividly painted poem, Frank. Guess the wolf's quest for food is just part of the cycle of life (and death). Well done!