You laughed when the wolf approached you.
Its fangs were fierce, but you stood your ground.
The howling night tore the moon,
but the stars in your eyes became my nightlight.
Smile and I will feel safe.
Hold my hand and I will find the path.
Touch my heart and I will be brave.
The wolf will no longer frighten me
when it stalks me in the night.
It only wishes to keep its freedom.
I only wish to know what it feels like to be free.
Your laughter calmed a beast
while your eyes became my light.
You smiled and I felt safe.
You held my hand and I found the path.
You touched my heart and I became brave.
©Susie Clevenger 2012
Marian's challenge The Wolf Is Getting Married at Real Toads is a song by Sinead O'Conner.