Poem 154:

The Wolf Within

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If you should find a wolf inside
howling with madness in the wind
remember that his twin,
also resides within

if one should growl and bare his teeth
find the brother, that you must
warm and friendly,
in his heart love grows deep
feed the one with a smile,
but let the other sleep

Two wolves battle within each boy
one small and filled with lies,
the other born of a gentle soul
the difference in who prevails
rests not in size or bite
but the one you feed, will win  the fight.

——–
Inspired by the Cherokee legend of the two wolves
which you can read about here

© 2013 by James Spruell All rights reserved

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  1. bennetta faire

     /  July 8, 2013

    I love that legend, and you did a lovely job with the poem.

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  2. Nicely done 🙂

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  3. LOVE this 🙂

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  4. There is so much truth in there. Whenever there is a choice/decision to be made, there are 2 voices in the head. Which one do we listen to? Which one do we let rule? Thanks for coming around again and the like of my Weekly Photo Challenge post representing “Fresh”.

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    • that may be the appeal of the Cherokee legend — we all faces those voices at times 🙂
      Thanks, and I did enjoy your photos of the daisy and other flowers.

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  5. This poem really speaks to me. I always struggle to choose to a “right personality” within me. Pick a wrong one, I only make the battle against myself tough. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Reblogged this on poembooks and commented:
    True as true can never be

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