Monday, April 07, 2008

The Wolf













The Wolf


Glaring eyes wrap around my space.
I'm a prisoner of your stare.
Your lofty gaze cements my place.

I long to go, to quicken pace
But you challenge, how could I dare?
Glaring eyes wrap around my space.

I thought at first kindness to trace
in the lines of that smile you wear.
Your lofty gaze cements my place.

Expressions changed, your grin lost grace.
Your eyes fenced me into your lair.
Glaring eyes wrap around my space.

A wolf hiding behind man's face
Truly you're a Jeckyll-Hyde pair.
Your lofty gaze cements my place.

First a man, until a wolf's face
encircles your prey with a stare.
Glaring eyes wrap around my space.
Your lofty gaze cements my place.

Copyright 2008 JO Janoski

5 comments:

  1. Your makin the hair stand up on the back of my neck

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  2. Nice rhyme in your sonnet jo! Wolfs are mesmerizing, once a neighbor left their wolf dog tied to a tree in the woods when they moved. We called a humane officer, the dog just paced and had the craziest eyes. Glad you got your puppy mill banner posted :)

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  3. they will stop you in your tracks--nice poem.

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  4. Yea, this one leaves me feeling a little disquieted. Nice change of pace, Jo...

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  5. This is brilliant, Jo :) I have come to love this poetic form and you have certainly done it justice. Just WoW. I'm truly impressed!

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