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The Little Owl and the Wolf

A snowy owl sat on her nest
   while tending to her brood;
her mate flew out upon a quest 
   to gather up their food.
An old grey wolf then soon appeared
   who wandered in the dark.
To owl he said, “Don’t be afeared
   my noise is just a bark.”
To him she said, “How sweet your face, 
   I’m sure you mean no harm,
and surely heart is full of grace;
   no need to be alarmed.
Please sit and visit us a while;
   I’ll share with you my time.”
To her he said, with gentle smile,
  “Please share with me your rhymes.”
And so this friendly bond was sealed
   between unlikely pair,
the old grey wolf, his friendship yield,
   and wise young owl so fair.

And so the moral of this tale
   I offer you today,
to you one day might be avail
   when stranger comes your way…

“Don’t be alarmed of those unknown,
   who fate, to you may send,
that wander in the night alone;
   they might turn out a friend.”


January 29, 2019

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Date: 2/12/2019 6:59:00 PM
Your poem is fantastic and uplifting, John. Enchanting storytelling. Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved recognition with POTD honors. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/12/2019 9:24:00 PM
Thank you so much, Susan, I appreciate your warm and wonderful comments. John
Date: 2/11/2019 9:03:00 PM
Great poem, John. The advice is risky. LOL
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/12/2019 3:34:00 AM
Thank you, Line.
Date: 2/8/2019 5:49:00 PM
What a beautiful friendship! I was so pleased that it had a happy ending. Going in I was thinking lrrh! Your flow was brilliant, like a beautiful song! I absolutely loved it! .......sherilynn
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/8/2019 6:04:00 PM
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, Sherilynn, I appreciate it. John
Date: 2/4/2019 8:46:00 PM
You are a sly one indeed. Storytelling is excellent here. Perhaps you should be teaching. You have written a lot of poems here. If you haven't written a book, you should. <3 B
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/5/2019 4:19:00 AM
Thank you, Berteena, I appreciate your support. Perhaps one day I will write a book. John
Date: 2/2/2019 7:38:00 PM
John, I enjoyed your delightful poem, filled with so much wisdom and wonderful to read with its lovely rhythm and rhymes. Congratulations on your win in this marathon contest! And also a belated congrats on your POTD honor! Sandra :)
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/3/2019 5:42:00 AM
Thank you so much, Sandra, I appreciate your appreciate your wonderful comments and congrats. John
Date: 2/2/2019 7:15:00 AM
Congrats on POTD John..
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/2/2019 7:27:00 AM
Thanks, SO, I appreciate it. John
Date: 2/1/2019 8:10:00 PM
These words certainly belong in the sky. My heart smiles knowing they are drifting there. :) Congratulations John, on this win. ~ Brandy
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/2/2019 5:30:00 AM
Thank you, Brandy, I appreciate you. Keep smiling. John
Date: 2/1/2019 7:35:00 PM
John, what a delightful write! "Please share with me your rhymes!" I love it! Congratulations on your win on mile 15 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon Contest. Thank you so much for supporting my contests. By continuing to place in the contests you are accumulating points toward the final. ~Mark
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/2/2019 5:28:00 AM
Thanks, Mark, I appreciate it.
Date: 1/31/2019 11:52:00 PM
John , My heartiest congratulations, belated though they are. I do apologize for not coming back to you sooner. A very deserved win my friend. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/1/2019 4:54:00 AM
Thank you so much, Jennifer, I appreciate you. John
Date: 1/31/2019 6:27:00 PM
Hi John, dropping by with my congratulations on your well-deserved Poem Of The Day honour with this wonderful write. have a wonderful Friday....Mike.
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/1/2019 4:53:00 AM
Thanks so much, Mike, I appreciate it. John
Date: 1/31/2019 5:34:00 PM
A great poem with a wonderful message John. Congratulations on having it honored for POTD! : )
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/31/2019 5:43:00 PM
Thank you, Connie, I appreciate it. John
Date: 1/31/2019 4:17:00 PM
These words belong drifting in the sky, caressing the page- all at the same time. Beautiful in every way my dear friend. Congratulations on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/31/2019 4:22:00 PM
Thank you, Brandy, your thoughts lift my spirits...John
Date: 1/31/2019 2:46:00 PM
Wonderful message...Congratulations John...nicely presented
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Date: 1/31/2019 4:04:00 PM
Thanks, Arturo, I appreciate it. John
Date: 1/31/2019 1:31:00 PM
- I like the moral of this writing, John .... congratulations on yours p.o.t.d. :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/31/2019 4:03:00 PM
Thank you for your thoughts, Anne-Lise, I appreciate it. John
Date: 1/31/2019 12:54:00 PM
John, what a totally wonderful poem, so entire worthy of POTD, Congratulations!
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/31/2019 1:07:00 PM
Thanks so much, Mike I appreciate it. John
Date: 1/31/2019 11:40:00 AM
Standing ovation for the depth and beauty of the message! Wow for the finest weave of the tale! A poetic bow to your masterful rendition! An immense pleasure while reading.. a gem worthy of reread and the honour of our fellow poets and friends.. Congratulations on your POTD, John! a well earned recognition. My deepest regards. Blessings.
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/31/2019 1:05:00 PM
Thank you so much, Besma, I am humbled by your wonderful comment. I appreciate it. John
Date: 1/31/2019 11:33:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD, John. Wonderful, well written poem. The last stanza is my favorite. Warmest Wishes~ Warren
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/31/2019 1:02:00 PM
Thanks, Warren, I appreciate it. John
Date: 1/31/2019 10:57:00 AM
John congratulations on having your wonderful poem selected as POTD, enjoy the honor!
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/31/2019 12:59:00 PM
Thank you, Constance, I appreciate you!
Date: 1/31/2019 10:02:00 AM
THIS IS A HOWL.....OR A HOOT....at any rate it's really great
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/31/2019 12:07:00 PM
Thanks, John, I appreciate it. John
Date: 1/31/2019 9:45:00 AM
Great poem, and good lesson for any age. Congratulations.
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/31/2019 12:06:00 PM
Thank you, Sunlite, I appreciate it. John
Date: 1/31/2019 9:27:00 AM
Fantastic piece John! Congratulations on POTD! :) xomo
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/31/2019 9:29:00 AM
Thank you so much, Maureen, I appreciate it. John
Date: 1/31/2019 9:15:00 AM
A lovely story John..Congrats on POTD..
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/31/2019 9:24:00 AM
Thanks, Joseph, I appreciate it. John
Date: 1/31/2019 8:19:00 AM
Congratulations my friend on this very fine poem being honored with POTD honors here at the Soup....
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/31/2019 8:22:00 AM
Thanks so much, Robert, I appreciate it. John
Date: 1/31/2019 7:56:00 AM
Congratulations for POTD ! :)
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/31/2019 8:11:00 AM
Thank you, Heidi!
Date: 1/31/2019 7:22:00 AM
Congratulations John, on your openhearted POTD. Nicely presented...
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/31/2019 8:11:00 AM
Thank you, George, I appreciate it, John
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