The Cry of the Lone Wolf

March 2, 2011

The cry of the lone wolf
Penetrates me
Through skin
Flesh
Muscle and bone
It awakens
A longing
So profound
That it is impossible
To comprehend
In its fullest
Form

I turn
Into the wind
That carries
This sorrowful sound
And I wonder
Why no other wolves
Call back



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leafy said...
on Sep. 14 2011 at 7:07 pm
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

I love this poem so much. 'nuff said. 5/5

on Sep. 9 2011 at 10:45 pm
ninjamuffin SILVER, Billings, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway."
Mother Teresa

I love this! It is a wonderful symbol for what it is like to be lonely

on Aug. 11 2011 at 6:38 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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Thanks! This poem is kind of a metaphor. It's my reaction to the social structure of middle school.

on Aug. 10 2011 at 6:05 pm
HannSawyer15 BRONZE, North Brunswick, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"I say... lets speak it. Lets fight it. Lets write it. There's nothing to hold on to if it's already gone."

I love how you ended with "Why no other wolves call back" I really wasn't expecting you to end it that way. Nice job!

Kai17 GOLD said...
on Jul. 20 2011 at 8:24 pm
Kai17 GOLD, Spokane, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
*beepbeep*
"Where to, Miss?"
"To the stars."

I love this! My original username was 'Lonewolf1213' and so I picked this first. So glad I did.

Neera BRONZE said...
on Jul. 12 2011 at 3:35 pm
Neera BRONZE, London, Other
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The consistent image of the wolf throughout is very strong, and cleverly used, in the sense that wolves are not so dissimilar to us, in terms of their relationship with their pack (ours with our families).  The only possible critique I can think of is that the line "a longing, so profound that it is impossible to comprehend" needs to be more concise.   "A profound longing, impossible to comprehend, in it's entirety" I feel would fit better.  Hope this helps, but overall, I loved it :)

on Jul. 1 2011 at 8:02 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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I actually didn't want to be describing a normal wolf's cry. Most wolves live in packs. I tried to use the lone wolf as metaphor in this poem. A metaphor for somebody who has no one who listens.

leafy said...
on Apr. 2 2011 at 7:14 pm
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

i loved this poem, it pretty much summed up a wolf's cry. keep up the good work!


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