Instinct

August 30, 2013
By LaChouette GOLD, Mount Vernon, New York
LaChouette GOLD, Mount Vernon, New York
12 articles 0 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
“And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling.”
- George Carlin


I am the wild.
I am the obedient child of the Moon.
No creature can withstand my attack;
Try to avoid my powerful legs, the violent snapping of my jaws,
Or my clairvoyant, hypnotic eyes.
‘Fear me!’ I utter with the sheer power of my body.

Other scoundrels like me, heed my warning!
When I growl, know that I have already won.
My hair bristles in excitement as I accept
a challenge.
Lunge for me and I will destroy you.
You bear your teeth and I will bear mine back.
The warmth of your breath close to my face
Exhilarates me!

Our bodies collide, but I push you back,
And my teeth snap across your spine.
I hear you utter a whine and
I tighten my hold on you as I would with a piece of meat.
I can taste the saltiness of triumph as it floods my mouth
And run down the sides.

As I release defeat,
I relish in watching it limp away.
I show my triumph to all the others around,
Daring them with my intense look to
Challenge me.
The others back off and then go on their way.
I sit back on my haunches and howl.


The author's comments:
This poem is based off of one of my favorite novels titled 'Call of the Wild' by one of my favorite authors Jack London. It is also a piece based off of one of my favorite animals too.

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on Nov. 4 2013 at 10:25 am
LaChouette GOLD, Mount Vernon, New York
12 articles 0 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
“And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling.”
- George Carlin

Thank You!

on Nov. 4 2013 at 9:56 am
mynameisnothabib GOLD, Quinlan, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"One idea lights a thousand candles"
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I really loved it! It gave me chills when you said the part about snapping your teeth across their spine. This poem is good.(:

on Oct. 21 2013 at 1:22 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

Oops! I meant to say "though they" instead of just "though." My bad XD oh well, extra comment for you!

on Oct. 21 2013 at 1:19 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

Your diction is sophisticated and truly makes this poem remarkable. I enjoyed the feeling of freedom and adrenaline that coursed throughout the piece. In terms of revision/editing, I feel like you could add the word "though" after the line "No creature can withstand my attack" as I believe it would make the beginning flow a bit better. Otherwise, awesome work! Keep it up! 5/5

on Oct. 12 2013 at 6:44 pm
LaChouette GOLD, Mount Vernon, New York
12 articles 0 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
“And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling.”
- George Carlin

Thank You!

holly1999 GOLD said...
on Oct. 12 2013 at 5:43 pm
holly1999 GOLD, Middlesbrough, Other
12 articles 8 photos 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
'There was no need to clarify my finger snap, the implication was clear in the snap itself' - Magnus Bane

Wow! The description and imagery you used was perfect, and I could picture every moment easily. Great poem!

on Sep. 29 2013 at 3:59 pm
LaChouette GOLD, Mount Vernon, New York
12 articles 0 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
“And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling.”
- George Carlin

Awesome and thank you!

on Sep. 29 2013 at 1:32 pm
RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
All of us fave failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner

That was great!! I love The Call of the Wild too! This was expertly painted with words! Great job!

on Sep. 27 2013 at 9:41 am
LaChouette GOLD, Mount Vernon, New York
12 articles 0 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
“And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling.”
- George Carlin

Yay, thank you!

Meital.S GOLD said...
on Sep. 27 2013 at 6:22 am
Meital.S GOLD, Netanya, Other
13 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough" - Albert Einstein

WOW! I was both spooked and fascinated! I could picture every moment and I got chills! :)

on Sep. 20 2013 at 4:07 pm
LaChouette GOLD, Mount Vernon, New York
12 articles 0 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
“And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling.”
- George Carlin

Thank You!

on Sep. 20 2013 at 10:55 am
allhallowsevekatie PLATINUM, Hampden, Massachusetts
39 articles 16 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Believe me nothing is trivial"(The Crow)

This poem is amazing I am sorry that i didnt get around to giving you feedback before this is wonderful i love your figurative languedge

on Sep. 12 2013 at 8:27 pm
LaChouette GOLD, Mount Vernon, New York
12 articles 0 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
“And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling.”
- George Carlin

Aww, thank you so much!

Netnel GOLD said...
on Sep. 12 2013 at 5:02 pm
Netnel GOLD, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
17 articles 1 photo 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.

I absolutely loved this poem. I think it is one of your best.




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