“The Faelen Wolf” by David L O’Nan written for my daughter Faelen on her 9th birthday

The Faelen Wolf

Her free spirit, 
howling to the moons
onto the prairies of wildflowers
Away from the fearful woods
Where the other wolves scower
The hunters, the scavengers
Looking to trample the peace from the sky
Into the footprints, in the mud
She is the Faelen wolf, the free spirit
The beautiful belle,
The wolf always running in the wind
The blue skies, the painful skies
in the night hides, the other wolves cry

But she follows her own echoes
She is the leader of her freedom
To drink in the clear water, the purity
To wander away from the diseases of
the laughter, the bleeding smiles of the fake.

Dancing in pirouettes, live free my little wolf
My Faelen wolf,
the run with the night wolf
Not the escape the night to be a predatorial wolf
She breathes in the heart of the wildflowers,
and lives in an endless ballet.

Happy birthday to my Faelen.

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By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1


  1. Very nice.
    I enjoyed it.
    (Read it twice, or was that thrice)
    I have to do that with poetry.
    Thanks for sharing.
    And happy b’day to your daughter.
    Great photo too!


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