Wolves of the World

Wolves of the World

Cunning teeth feast
frenzied ownership of flesh and bone
lapping life without gratitude
scrapping for scraps
to bare fearful fangs
for dominance which is not debatable
without being bitten by confrontation

Wolves will not only snarl
at their own, packed
similar to a can of sardines
on a patch of grass pinned by boundaries,
in the land of the free

Where minds and time divided
the checkerboard cracks
in the Earth’s crust
like a dried up lake bed,
that awaits the day it rains
and the land will become one

Will they find serenity
in a mountain vision
gazing at a sky scraper sky line
or the tranquility of an orchard grove
where vehicles are lined
on uni-lateral roads
barking like angered coyotes

Beautiful fluffy pure white clouds
float over the wolves dens
mirrored in glass, seventy stories high
pollution and progress
nipping at the heels
of nature’s balance

A multitude of horizons
may never ‘run’ together
too many perspectives
howling at the moon
from hungry teeth’s need
the meek will be victims
of another’s survival or greed
marking their boundaries
the Wolves of the World


by Art~… 2005


I would like to thank Pommi for the Versitile blogger award nomination. bows (~_~) humble, back to the grind, will be working the next four days so, be good, be kind but most of all be happy.

have a quality day

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23 thoughts on “Wolves of the World

  1. Hummmm..

    Very strong take on this fantastic creature. You just reminded me of something I meant to post. Thank you!

    From a Woman Who Runs With The Wolves.

  2. Is this about wolves? Am I fascinating? I thought I was reading about bank and corporate executives and politicians. Wolves are ok they can’t help being vicious and they eat only what fits in their bellies

    • actually it is about those who prey on others (~_~) banks and corporate would fall into this catagory, but so would gangs, thieves and cons. I agree as in tigers, wolves and lions etc have to survive and only take what they need. Thank you for reading!


  3. May you have a quality week. The packs of wolves encroach on us the lambs of life but we if we keep together and pool our strength we could turn and surprise those wolves! Have a good week.

  4. Art, congrats on your award. And thank you so EXTREMELY much for this post which so poetically and correctly points out that we humankind are the predators, the rampaging wolves of our lands.

  5. Congratulations on the Blogger Award!

    Love the meter in this from the title to the weak-strong-strong strong of the first line through to the weak strong (wolves) weak-weak-strong (world) of that last line. This is so rhythmical and musical with all the accent shifts. Very well done!

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