No Place for a Wolf

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic
A modern take on an old classic.

Submitted: August 27, 2013

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Concrete.  Mortar.  Brick.

Stone.  Iron.  Titanium.

Fortresses so strong they can withstand

three tornadoes and a hurricane.

 

Where has all the flimsy, yellow straw gone? 

What happened to the shoddy stick homes?

I could huff and puff for twenty years

and still not move a single screw.

 

Bulletproof glass.  Unbreakable locks.

Castles of steel that stretch to the sky.

It would take the lungs of every wolf

in every forest to make a dent.

And everyone knows wolves aren’t

that organized.

 

This world is no place for a wolf.

Pigs heckle us from the windows of

their high rise condos. They say

I need to move on, adapt

to the times.  I guess I’m just too old

to learn new tricks.


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