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I'm Not Making This Easy

May 18, 2022
By Egycal52 SILVER, --, California
Egycal52 SILVER, --, California
6 articles 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hats off to the past, coats off to the future."
- American Proverb
"Why do you keep hiding behind your mask,
When even the scars formed by your mistakes
are you own constellations?"


Mr. Wolf, I heard that

You have a habit of carting off girls 

Whose mothers are away 

And devouring them

If so, make it quick

But know you’re not the only one

Who’s fierce and slick

Said the youngest one

To the Big Bad Wolf:

I’m a sister’s keeper

And no one’s fool

In spite of your claws and teeth

If you set one foot inside this house

You will taste a very painful execution

On a very empty stomach

I may be slight

And on the small side

But I have brains

To match my sisters’ frames

And we’re not letting each either go

And today is not your day to win

And if our hearts beat all the faster for fear

They beat all the stronger for bravery

And we will eat YOU for dinner

Tie you into knots 

Before I bare my teeth 

For a final snarl

SO BEWARE, WOLF


The author's comments:

I grew up with the story of the wolf and the three goats, which is much like the story of the 3 little pigs. That story always empowered me in a way. The youngest sister, who eventually outsmarts the wolf, must have been really scared. But she didn't let that get in the way. She took charge and had hope, and because of that, her sisters did the same. The Big Bad Wolf doesn't always have to win.


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on Jun. 7 at 1:26 pm
Egycal52 SILVER, --, California
6 articles 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hats off to the past, coats off to the future."
- American Proverb
"Why do you keep hiding behind your mask,
When even the scars formed by your mistakes
are you own constellations?"

Thanks.. I'll try to keep it up!

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Jun. 7 at 7:32 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
81 articles 7 photos 1702 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

β€œI knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@Egycal, you took me to a different part of my childhood through this...Remarkable piece!!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»