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The Shimmering Wolf

April 1, 2009
By ryangallagher BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
ryangallagher BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." -- Albert Einstein

The snow sparkles as the sun hits it
Small footprints dot the snow
I follow them
Weaving through the trees in the dense forest
I come upon a pack of wolves
I feel the tension in the air
Three big wolves jump at a smaller one
As I watch from afar I stare hard at the smaller one
As if I was looking in a mirror, I see myself in its eyes
This smaller wolf was special, there was a reason the others didn’t like it
This wolf had a…shimmer…
Its fur sparkled like the snow
After being challenged the shimmering wolf steps down
As the outcast walks away in shame, I follow, still keeping a distance
The wolf enters a clearing, the sun shining down
Now, this wolf sparkles more brightly than ever
A truly magnificent sight
I watch in amazement, as I too, start to take on this sparkling shimmer

The author's comments:
This poem is my first on this site. You can make what you want of it, but to me it meant this: The wolf has something special about it, the way its fur sparkles like the snow reflecting the sun. At first the wolf hates this shimmer, since it got him outcasted, exiled from the group "walked away in shame." but after the sun hits it drectly, the wolf shines greater than ever, and it was magnificent, this shimmer was a blessing, not a curse. When i said i could see mysellf in its eyes, i mean, the wolf in the story is representing me and my life. thats just what i got out of the poem, but i would like to hear what you got out of it.

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