Fay Slimm

Crying Wolf.





Eerie howling, wolf-hound calling,
amber eyes alight.
Spirit of the steepest mountain
stealthy pads the night.


Distant hunting, litters growing,
feral parents proud.
Livestock missing, farmers arming,
thieving disallowed.


Tortured trappings, party shootings,
stalkings after dark.
Sightings now of wolf packs only
in a Nature Park.


Pressured lifestyle, fragile living,
species on the wane,
Now mere myth and legend honour
canine of wild fame.


  • orchidee

    A good write Fay.

    • Fay Slimm

      I am pleased that you liked the read and thank you Orchi for the kind comment.

    • tepo

      A howling success

      • Fay Slimm

        ha - love your play on words my friend - - thanks for the visit and read.

      • Neville

        Fine and fitting words indeed for such a noble but oft misunderstood and sadly much maligned and now declining species.... Nice one our Fay... N

        • Fay Slimm

          How apt your comment Nev........... noble this canine yet so misunderstood - - the earth would be much diminished without wolves in the wild. Thanking you kindly for your wise opinion on why I had to post Crying Wolf..

        • Suresh

          When greed of self preservation is the only object, lest not forget that without the others we too shall cease to exist.
          As always, superbly poemed

          • Fay Slimm

            Your comment oozes with warnings Suresh. A dire and dreadful result to us on this planet when glorious species like wolves are not seen in the wild again.

          • Michael Edwards

            Another fine write from your noble pen dear Fay.

            • Fay Slimm

              If pens could be swords poets would I believe fight hard for Wildlife cause and the right to "Live and Let Live" thank you my friend for your read and comment on Crying Wolf.

            • Goldfinch60

              Wonderful write about a wonderful creature Fay.

              • Fay Slimm

                Thanking you Andy for your read and comment. Glorious indeed is the noble form of any wild creature - the wonderful wolf included .

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                Good Evening FAY ~ BRIAN here ! WOLVES denzims of the Night ~ always given a bad name in Nursery Rhymes and especially Stories for Children which is unfortunate ! Excellent structure ~ four balanced Quatrains and a consistent Rhyme Pattern xaxa xbxb etc. Every verse exemplifies the typical vulpine qualities which makes us both admire & fear them ! Thanks for sharing !

                Blessings & Peace & Joy
                Yours BRIAN & ANGELA

                • Fay Slimm

                  And thank you too dear Brian for sharing this extensive review of Crying Wolf and for your continuous supportive encouragement. Hugs for you both. xx xx

                • orchidee

                  An old joke - I used to be a werewolf (don't ya know!) but I'm all right noo-ooo-ooo-www! *permission given to groan at corny jokes of mine!* lol.

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