That’s a nice woolen blindfold you got there

I am a wolf in sheep’s clothing
I drink cotton gin
It doesn’t drown my sorrows
It only borrows
Pleasures from tomorrows
That today will end in pain




12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thebardonthehill
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 18:18:18

    Good one and how true! It borrows from tomorrow.


  2. Fountains
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 18:45:18

    You’re too damn brilliant for not being retirement age. The shorter your pieces are, the harder the punch, it seems.


    • wordcoaster
      Sep 12, 2011 @ 22:28:58

      Haha, thanks! I did work at a retirement community for a little while–perhaps the brilliance rubbed off. Perhaps I should write more short pieces; sometimes, though, I prefer a duller blow. 🙂


  3. ShonEjai
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 19:35:27

    It only borrows
    Pleasures from tomorrows….

    What an amazing couple of lines. Beautiful. Your poem is beautifully written. Well done Thanks for stopping by and submitting a entry in the challenge. I do hope you will continue. 🙂


  4. Mary
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 07:46:02

    I do like short poems. They often pack a punch, as this one does!


  5. shanyns
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 10:17:54

    I love wolfish poems, and this one is a new favorite! NIcely done!


    • wordcoaster
      Sep 15, 2011 @ 10:32:31

      Thanks! Wolves are wonderfully poetic–such majestic creatures– so it’s a wonder I haven’t included them in more of my poems. So glad you enjoyed this 🙂


  6. Susie Clevenger
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 15:10:16

    wolves come in all forms…great write and photo!


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