The Tragedy of the Wolf and Sheep

The wolf saw me the sheep
and he threw on his sheepskin
But he felt wrong,
exposed himself after examining
That wolf grinned with his bristly fur and teeth gleaming half a mile
And unsure of what had happened, I revealed a smile
This wolf attempted to lure me to his pack, because I had let him come close
But that was unavoidably his nature, he knew nothing else
But I simply refused and he let me trot away,
Silently he watched and wondered why he didn’t make me stay
This wolf, so blind to the fate he would have led me to
I felt sorry for him, if only he was a sheep too
His soul so young and foolish, but undoubtedly pure
Did not match his appearance, golden eyes, yet coarse fur
I grew to love that wolf and often wanted to run to his pack
I thought maybe I could join it, and be one, nothing I thought I lacked
But then, I was also very young, as well as naive
I could never be a part of the wolf pack, because I was a sheep
The wolf, understanding a little more, steered me away from his hungry kin
He looked with sad eyes as he turned me away again and again
Maybe he wished I was a wolf, or he was a sheep
But we both knew, we were what we were and distance we had to keep
Soon his pack moved on, along with him and I said goodbye
To my friend the wolf ,while wishing things could be different,
the sheep started to cry





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crycryaway said...
Dec. 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm
i loved it    its so sad because everyone(even if they dont realize it) wants to be something they possoblie cant
 
TheSheep replied...
Feb. 24, 2011 at 8:03 pm
You are so right, I believe in one way or another we all want to becoming something more even if its impossible. Thanks for your comment :)
 
***Rain*** said...
Apr. 1, 2010 at 5:39 pm
This is amazing. I love it. Maybe you can look at some of my work? I would love your opinion. :)
 
TheSheep replied...
Aug. 30, 2010 at 4:40 pm
Thanks so much! I appreciate it. Of course :)
 
Milo! said...
Apr. 1, 2010 at 9:41 am
This is really good. It’s easy to relate to, and interesting to read. Keep writing, because this is really good. You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.
 
TheSheep replied...
Aug. 30, 2010 at 4:42 pm
Thank you Milo!  I will continue to write as long as people enjoy it! I will check it out :)
 
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