Monday, November 04, 2019

A Poem -- The Wolf


Wolf on (My) Wall 

Guarded by the wolf on his wall 
Safe from the bad his wolf would howl 
From bright mornings through the dark nights  
Brave wolf was there easing his frights 

The wolf could scare away all bad 
Growl, howl, even bite for his lad 
Rain, snow and hot sun boy could call 
Big Gray Wolf was there standing tall 

He'd guarded the dad now the son 
A hundred years old feared no gun 
Loved by the town not to be downed 
Painted for them artist renowned 

This boy has grown, feeble and frail 
Big Gray Wolf hangs above the rail 
_ _ _ 

 - Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved 
 - I am linked with Sherry Blue Sky in the Imaginary Garden at  http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/11/wordy-monday-with-wild-woman-wolf-mother.html?m=1 
 - This morning I dug my old picture out for a photo-op.   It is waiting to be hung again, "above the rail."  I have embellished but the print is over a hundred years old.  My sister still thinks it is a scary picture. We are old but not real frail.

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10 Comments:

At Monday, November 04, 2019 10:03:00 AM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love that your wolf guarded you as a boy and now will do so again. My walls are covered with watchful wolves, so I feel well guarded! Smiles.

 
At Monday, November 04, 2019 12:13:00 PM, Blogger Lori said...

The ever vigilant watcher, you watching him during the day and he over you at night. I think the painting is beautiful.

 
At Monday, November 04, 2019 1:23:00 PM, Blogger Kim M. Russell said...

‘Guarded by the wolf on his wall’, a wonderful thought, Jim. We all need a wolf to ease our frights.

 
At Monday, November 04, 2019 2:02:00 PM, Blogger Millie said...

Love that you have a guardian wolf! It is a beautiful painting.

Teresa from Razzamadazzle

 
At Monday, November 04, 2019 2:45:00 PM, Blogger brudberg said...

To be guarded by a wolf is perfect... for me it's probably a bear.

 
At Monday, November 04, 2019 11:34:00 PM, Blogger Old Egg said...

It is good to have that feeling of being protected even though it may be but a picture of youyr hero on the wall!

 
At Thursday, November 07, 2019 10:48:00 AM, Blogger purplepeninportland.com said...

Wonderful, Jim. Protection handed down through generations.

 
At Thursday, November 07, 2019 11:48:00 AM, Blogger Nessa said...

I really like the history of this photo. I like wolves.

 
At Thursday, November 07, 2019 1:36:00 PM, Blogger robkistner said...

Wonderful perspective of the wall-hung image of the wolf in your youth Jim.

 
At Monday, November 11, 2019 1:33:00 PM, Blogger Frank J. Tassone said...

Here's to the Lupine defenders of the world! Great write!

 

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