Somethin’ about wolves.
They cling to me.
Somethin’ about the Grim.
In their den I have three.
Three Alphas
it seems….
may have found themselves a home.
Unlike the forest I’m hollow,
more to claim in their roam..

This pack,
they have names.
Go by-
Me, Myself, and I.
Each one means something different.
Each one my ally.

Me is the most vicious.
Snapping close at my feet,
bearing claws
and gnashing her teeth.
She drops helpful hints
to keep me
Her one line is,

“Babe, don’t trust anybody.”

Myself is something else.
More patient, maybe?
Sics the pack to attack
the witches that taunt me.
Keeps nighttimes at ease
because she knows
they’re tempting.
Her one line is,

“You are your own worst enemy.”

These wolves are mine.
They’ve heard my cries.
Your sword means nothing,
They wouldn’t think twice.

Watched me fall away
Watched me and by my side,
Helped me fuse shattered pieces
Seen me, many times denied.

………I, is different….

…with a honest gentle heart.
Nudged me in the cave,
alone in the dark.
Gave me instincts of a canine,
carried me at times,
Led me to a grave,
saw a reflection of my face…..

Have you ever done that?
Thought about your own grave?
No recollection, just gone..
Every memory you made….
What’s the point of all this?
I hear “live in the now!”
Now, It’s NOT the now,
And in a blink,
I’m in the ground.

And I’ll be lucky if my grandchildren ever mutter my name..
Life is nothing
And at the same time,
it’s insane……

back to I.
With her “truth-value” rawhide.
Sitting shotgun in my car
buckled next to my pride.
She looks at me,
drops her head,
And in one breath,
Repeats her line-

“Everybody wants to go to heaven,
but nobody wants to die.”


Published by Stephspoetryandsuch

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31 thoughts on “Three

  1. Not surprised with your attachment to the wolf. The wolf spirit animal in Native America conveys strength and courage. A symbol of freedom and wisdom, the wolf often appears to guide your journey of self-discovery.

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    1. This is exactly why I’m hungup on the wolf Jim…I swear it triggers the “wild” in me. I can absolutely see how they’re used as a symbol of freedom and wisdom. This is really interesting! Thank you for sharing!πŸ˜ƒπŸ–€

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  2. Love this Steph, the idea of having 3 wolf souls, deep and dark, you wrote it so well, as for my grave there won’t be one, looking forward to leaving no trace. But back to the plot as Shakira said, There’s a she wolf in the closet, let it out so it can breathe. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you Charlie! I just looked up this song and 😍😍😍 yes! Love it! Also, I’m actually the same way, besides my words…..leaving no trace.πŸ–€πŸ–€ Have a wonderful day/night over there! πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. Exactly! Sometimes I think to myself, “Am I the only person who lives inside my head!”πŸ˜† I need these times of introspection because it feeds my soul! Helps me understand myself better, for sure!

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  3. Lovely description about I,ME,MYSELF…..Wonderful poem.true the wolf(it is not your lovely wolf) lives inside everyone like the fearness .imagination of I is best.marvellous,dear🌹🌹🌹🌹

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    1. 😍😍😍 Thank you so much for your kind words love! From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate you!
      “I” is definitely my most vulnerable..πŸ€” counterpart..-if you will-😝 whispering reality into ears..our most honest truths.
      Like you said, I think we all have these wolves inside of us..Some of us are just more aware of them than others. Thanks again!πŸ€—


      1. are right ,dear!! One person can be a true friend or enemy if he does think in right or wrong has a fashion for everybody to blame others.😎i am glad to know your positive thoughts.most welcome,dear Stephani🌹🌹🌹

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  4. Three alpha wolves all fighting for dominance in your head…kinda like an allsuion to the ID, Ego and Super-Ego from Freudian theory. I love the symbolism, insightfulness and raw expression to this piece!

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    1. Wow! Yes! You’re spot on, Freudian theory!❀️ Thank you so much for reading! it seems these wolves are always going back and forth with each other in this crazy head of mine! 😜 I appreciate your words dearly.πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€

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