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The Wolves Within

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We sit alone prepared to feast
no thought to who partakes,
ignoring battles fought within
creating more heartaches

And yet ‘alone', we never are.
Inside us battles roar.
Two wolves competing for our will
each enemies at war

Both strong and fierce with awesome might
Yet more diverse are they.
One wolf will whisper how you've failed
To make your critics pay

He stirs the anger kept within,
adds greed and envy to the pot.
Self pity and some arrogance
resentments not to be forgot

The other wolf is joy and faith,
compassion, love and peace
Benevolence and empathy,
goodwill that will not cease

Both hungry beasts await your will.
Decide which wolf you need.
For you alone dictates who dies
The one you chose… you feed.
The Wolves Within
Friday, September 11, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: challenges,choice,empowerment,self
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Based on the North American tale of the Two wolves
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COMMENTS
Khairul Ahsan 03 October 2020
An inherent dichotomy expressed beautifully and metaphorically by the two wolves. 'Both hungry beasts await your will. Decide which wolf you need. For you alone dictates who dies The one you chose… you feed' - loved the metaphor. Heartiest congratulations on your poem's selection as the 'Member Poem of the Day'!
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Mahtab Bangalee 03 October 2020
In the cage of mind we foster two wolves- good and bad sometimes the goodness of mind becomes saint and sometimes the bad one becomes deviI the saintly wolf always does heroic deeds on this earth where struggle, war, sympathy, compassionate, humanity, philanthropy are existed the deviIish wolf always does satanic deeds on this earth where struggle, war, bIood, greed, embezzlement, extortion, hate, discrimination are existed
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Mahtab Bangalee 03 October 2020
The other wolf is joy and faith, compassion, love and peace Benevolence and empathy, goodwill that will not cease .....it's an insightful tale; excellent theme of choice in challenging life; this poem also beautiful to read; congrats for being selected this beautiful poem as POD.....deserves 5*****
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Deluke Muwanigwa 03 October 2020
Simply spendid. A poet poeting well like a wolf in sheeps clothing killing us softly with her verses.
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 03 October 2020
A beautifully crafted poem imbued with wisdom and a meaningful message. Congratulations!
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Shaun Cronick 03 October 2020
Salutations of the loudest order to you Lodigiana! Howled from the high mountaintop and from within the deep forest below. You more than thoroughly deserve this Member Poem Of The Day accolade. For writing sheer poetry class time after timeless time. Kudos to you! And thank you Lodigiana. Take care and keep writing and I'll keep reading. Shaun.x.
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Edward Kofi Louis 03 October 2020
Both hungry beasts! ! ! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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L Milton Hankins 03 October 2020
This is a wonderful, fulfilling piece of writing.
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Savita Tyagi 03 October 2020
Loved this beautiful poem. These wolfs are to remain with us for time eternal, with our choice as to who we nourish and who is to starve. Congratulations on a wonderful member poem.
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Anil Kumar Panda 03 October 2020
Wonderful poetry about two conflicting feelings in mind. Enjoyed thoroughly. Thanks for sharing.
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