Saturday, March 30, 2013


Somewhere in California

"It is what it is.  And I am what I am."
He chuckled through snorts. His belly
inflated, deflated intermittently,
his mind did too.

He thought of family. Some lost
their homes to nature's devastation,
others got lost looking for the yellow brick road.
The wolf ate them.
The rest are still fleeing from him,
sometimes hiding in shaky structures,
doing the best they can with what they've got.

"Too bad for them. I'm just glad I'm safe,
smart, still hungry."
He gurgled and snorted joyfully
devouring the slop,
plentiful in his sturdy house.
Then he slept and slept.

Outside, the masterful wolf licked his chops.
He smiled.

(Submitted to Dverse Poets.)

(Haven't been around much.  Have been under the weather and dealing with renovations and moving.  Hope the wolf doesn't get me before I can visit your blogs.)


  1. Ha, I would say the moral of your poem is that no one is safe! There is ALWAYS something that CAN 'bring one's house down.' Good one.

  2. It took me a minute to wirk out who your character is - but I got there in the end. Your modern day pig isn't very nice, is he? I think he has friends in Wall Street and the London Stock Exchange

  3. sorry to hear you have been under the weather...and hope you are feeling better myrna...ah just when you get comfortable know the wolf is right there...and knows this too....ha...esp when your thoughts are of only your own safety...smiles.

  4. ha...beware of the wolf...smiles...and what a story you wove myrna...that house looks pretty cool as well....hope everything goes well with renovations and moving...happy easter to you

  5. Sounds like the wolf won, except for that pig in the brick house... he's still waiting for maybe the next big storm. Clever write!

  6. Well the wolf will blow and blow his house down ~

    Too bad for him ~ Wishing you Happy Easter Myrna ~

  7. Ooo! an unfinished story. :)
    I like this. Good job.

  8. I hope the new house is sturdy, and the wolf can't blow it in!

  9. Smiling wolf - what an image!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

  10. after the wolf eats them, what does he do next?

    Cinderella Limerick

  11. Piggy is not as safe as he thinks? Love the wolf's licking-chops smile. Wish I could help with all of the upheaval, Myrna. On the other side of all this, life will slow again. We'll wait. Take care.

  12. ...danger is always present everywhere...that's an inherent truth we must embrace... def we can't escape from it... we can only conquer & make sure we're well prepared... smiles... keep safe & happy easter Myrna...

  13. ...danger is always present everywhere...that's an inherent truth we must embrace... def we can't escape from it... we can only conquer & make sure we're well prepared... smiles... keep safe & happy easter Myrna...

  14. That little pig or maybe in your version the big pig hehe ever gets the idea before its too late. That wolf can blow down just about everything. Nicely done.

  15. Just wait for an earthquake and the wolf is there.

  16. Super clever! A very cool twist on old tale, thanks. k.

  17. Dear Myrna, liked your modern take on a classic.;) We can never protect us totally from harm, can we.;)
    Good luck with your moving and renovation, I know first hand how much work that is.
    Hope you feel better soon too - have a great weekend,

  18. The wolf gets us all sooner or later, but I'm hoping it will be much later for you.

  19. I love this twist on the classic fairytale!

  20. My friend,
    I hope you are feeling better for you are much too sweet to be sick. Wishing all wolves would smile.....

  21. damn that wolf.... and I can relate to "I'm safe, smart, still hungry"

    sorry youre under the weather. renovations are exhausting! I haven't been around much either. and I've missed reading you! glad to see youre submitting.

  22. love your poem... I've not been around visiting much either. Hope all went well with the move and you are feeling yourself again. Miss you:-(

  23. big smiles.
    good to see you myrna. how are you?

  24. so happy to receive you as a guest today:-) May all be well with you dear one.

  25. just wanted to say hi...good to see you back again...looking forward to your first poem after the break..smiles

  26. grateful dead: when you think you are on easy street there is danger at your door.
    hope you are very, very well.