Wolf in sheep's clothing

by Michael   Jul 2, 2019


I remember your words
many years ago.

"You are always letting people down
a black sheep of the family "

Thrown out of school.

Divorced.

Addict.

Now when I think back to
then, I wonder what colour the
wool was, that you wore!

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  • 2 months ago

    by Rania Moallem

    What a poem that I have missed Michael. These are the words that you should never remember. Let them perish and fly away with the many years ago that have passed.

    Your last stanza shows power and boldness.

    From your very proud reader ^_^

  • 2 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hmmm? Those in glass houses should not throw balls of wool.
    Nice work.

  • 2 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Loved this. It remonds me a little of the old saying. "don't tar everyone else with your own brush" Sometimes you have to question deeper where the motivation for criticism comes from. A splendid write. Milly x

  • 2 months ago

    by Maple Tree

    I really love this... just love this!

    • 2 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Andrea :)x

  • 2 months ago

    by Jamie

    A small typo in the first line- yours should be your

    I love how you make each line it's own stanza because it really makes the poem pop and really puts importance to each line. I love the mystery to all this. The biggest question is how long ago did this happen? It is up to the reader to think about. The poem has a lot of sadness within and it is something I can connect to well personally. It feels like this person ( presumably yourself) hit rock bottom many years ago and they are remembering very painful times. The only person speaking here is a person that is or was very close to you and it was a wake up call of sorts. Going through all that you have made you stronger.

    I loved the twist ending, now that you are healing you wonder how nice that person really was.

    I personally saw nothing else wrong with the poem besides the small typo. I wish I could nominate!

    • 2 months ago

      by Michael

      Thanks Jaime for your appreciated comments and for my typo (now corrected) :)

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