Thursday 12 November 2009

If Only She's Listened to Granny

Day 12 of the November Pad Challenge - write a poem with the titled "if only"

If Only She'd Listened to Granny

"That wolf is a nuisance,"
Granny often said,
hanging around like a tame dog.

Don't pat him, don't feed him,
don't let him sleep on your bed.


Granny is old and has seen things
she knows how the wild things are;
she won't let them into the house -
she won't sweep the hearth after midnight -
she throws salt on the back step.

Red is young and foolish.
There's some status is having
a Wolf by her side, teeth bared.
She likes to go walking in moonlight.

"That wolf is dangerous,"
Granny's last words,
spit through bloodied lips.

Red is sorry now.

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2 comments:

StephanieD said...

Hi, Geraldine, I followed you from Writer's Digest Community -

I love these three lines:

There's some status is having
a Wolf by her side, teeth bared.
She likes to go walking in moonlight

Especially the last one.

Geraldine Moorkens Byrne said...

Thanks Stephanie, all feedback is much appreciated, delighted you like those lines.
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