A Poem By Sammy da Wolf Lupo, Illinois
Dark and alone, in the middle of nowhere, a small cabin sits,
the scent of old decay hovers in the lifeless air;
inside, an old man silently sleeps the peace of death,
as a sad eerie howl spills forth from the surrounding wood.
Wildlife scurries away from the lonely pond that sits in the silence;
weeds, long overgrown, sway lazily with the gentle breeze;
a well-used, yet littered path, leads to a busted shed,
rusted items are strewn about as if rarely used.
As the wolf enters the cabin, rodents run for cover;
throughout the cabin, cobwebs and dust hang as if lifeless;
personal belongings rotted with severe age and mildew,
firewood carelessly stacked;
Upon the weathered bed the old man rests in peace.
Tacked to the wall, by itself, a very tattered photo:
A man and his pet, looking content to live a secluded life,
And missing his best friend, the wolf whimpers in sadness
Yet standing guard, the wolf protects his friend and their home.
Sammy The Wolf Lupo, Illinois
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