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Ode to a Weary Wolf

Humanity is transient and fleeting -- save For what memories and dreams may linger.... Too much violence, again. How flawless a wolf does feign. Down in the humming cellar, The guise of a gentle fella. You have made the beast laugh, Always expecting a puppy half, Through centuries of fantasy, With phantasmagorical empathy. And the Moon -- what a joke -- I turn in anger and smoke, It, mostly, soothes and calms, Devoid of talismans and balms. Begging for peace and salvation In fleeting moments of meditation, Between the madness of transformation, I ponder my sorted, wolfen fixations.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 4/22/2016 7:20:00 PM
Evocative of my favorite Napalm Death song, only in an introspective way. JIC it's up your alley:
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Tom Quigley
Date: 4/23/2016 10:11:00 PM
Whoops! My daughter and I post from the same computer in different browsers, and that one went out from the wrong one...that was me..."Some vulpine parallels. Your poem more subtle/insightful. Maybe "Little Red Riding Hood" by the Coasters is more like it, but the one I referenced is more metaphoric, like your write. FWIW my music tastes include some blues, classical, and a little funk, but mostly rock from 60s to present..."
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Tom Arnone
Date: 4/23/2016 12:48:00 PM
It that what you got from that poem? Not really into heavy/death metal. I'm a Beatles/Sinatra/Blues and Bluegrass guy. ;-)
Date: 4/21/2016 11:36:00 AM
WOW, I have a Wolfen fixation myself. Love this mundane read. One of my favorites from you so far. I will remember this one. Don't change on me now. LOL..JK... LINDA
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Date: 4/19/2016 3:01:00 PM
Excellent phrasing and imagery... I enjoyed this very much. Best wishes, Keith
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Tom Arnone
Date: 4/20/2016 8:39:00 AM
Thanks, Keith!
Date: 4/18/2016 8:04:00 PM
Well done Tom, I can understand it being recognized by Anne. I had the opportunity to attend a Super Bowl party at her home in NOLA, interesting...
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Tom Arnone
Date: 4/20/2016 8:42:00 AM
Actually, it was one of Anne's fans/associates who ran the contest, chose the poem and provided the signed copy of "The Wolf Gift."