Friday, August 3, 2012

Howling Night



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.

12 comments:

Lolamouse said...

You found someone fabulous! A true keeper!

Kerry O'Connor said...

There is something noble in a wolf's wildness and independence.

Marian said...

ooh Susie! how one can serve as a guide to another. "you smiled and i felt safe." that is really profound and beautiful, thank you for sharing. i love this mediation.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Susie, such a beautiful love poem.....I so love the repeating lines!!!!! "touch my heart and I will be brave." Beautiful, kiddo!

Laurie Kolp said...

This is especially touching given what you've been through this past month, Susie.

Ella said...

Wow, I love what you did with this prompt~ So beautiful! It captures the spirit of finding a way to embrace what one endures! I love this poem~

Susan said...

"Hold my hand and I will find the path. Touch my heart and I will be brave."

"You held my hand and I found the path. You touched my heart and I became brave."

How wonderful to find a guide, a guardian on the path, one that leads with brave laughter. Great Positive Poem!

Kim Nelson said...

The melding of two wills is nicely illustrated here, Susie. Lovely.

Mary said...

This is very touching, Susie. I absolutely adore the last stanza. It is true that in the presence of strength a person CAN become brave. I have experienced this as well! So glad to see you writing once more.

Hannah said...

Your laughter calmed a beast
while your eyes became my light.

I really love this portion, Susie!! Laughter can be powerful and the light and energy that fills the eyes when laughing is magical....

Excellently written poem!!!

iBeingMe said...

Profound!

Margaret said...

It only wishes to keep its freedom.
I only wish to know what it feels like to be free.

Just stunning words!