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A Poem called "The Hour of the Wolf"

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The Hour of the Wolf ~

The night is ending its glimmers,
Darklings recoiling in fear.
Something inside me shivers,
The hour of the wolf is near.

Then is when sleepless are haunted,
By what they most of all dread.
And nightmares that never are wanted,
Come swiftly to everyone's bed.

Silence, moon, stars are now fragile,
Dawn extends them a silent plea.
The demons are now the most agile...
What about those inside me?

My mind is restless and wary,
Questions lacking answers are asked.
So often, conclusions are scary,
Maybe we're all just well-masked.

Countless times I feel like I'm blind,
I know what I want to be:
Brave, selfless, righteous, and kind,
In addition to everything, free.

I fight hard to make good prevail,
And commit against no one a sin.
But am I one of the good on the scale
Or is there a tyrant within?

Maybe it's all an illusion,
And I'm not trying enough...
I piercingly scream in confusion,
Nights like these are always rough.

My beliefs are possessions that matter,
As I deeply inhale, observing the sky:
We can all try harder, be better...
... could I?

- A Poet in Attempt

~ About the Poem

Human beings are complex creations: there's both good and evil inside every one of them. They can always surprise by being capable of committing immense good or inflict the greatest evil. Humans can save the world, or throw it into the abyss. We're all capable of both. But everyone can choose. We all get to choose what kind of mark we want to leave during our time on Earth.

For those who choose to do their best to be better, and do good things in this world, there's always an important question:

Am I doing enough?

That question is always unanswered. But if we're all doing the best we can, that should be enough...., right?

© 2020 Ivana Divac


femi from Nigeria on June 23, 2020:

We constantly fight within us what we perceive as good or evil, even morality,religious beliefs shape our character. Man is capable of unspeakable evil or amazing good.

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on May 12, 2020:

Thank you, Denise! Sometimes it really is important to question everything, including ourselves.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on May 12, 2020:

Excellent questions and observations. Are we doing enough? Are we trying hard enough to hold back the evil in us and release the good? We should ask ourselves this every day.



Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on May 02, 2020:

Thank you, Sankhajit and Muhammad!

Muhammad Nadeem Iqbal from Mianwali on May 02, 2020:

Nice words

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee on May 02, 2020:

Mind blowing poetry.

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on May 02, 2020:

BookLover and waseem786, thank you for your kind words!

waseem786 on May 01, 2020:

Awesome poem

BookLover on May 01, 2020:

Completely breathtaking. Really makes you think about important things.

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on May 01, 2020:

Thank you, Kyler and MG Singh. It means a world to me!

MG Singh emge from Singapore on May 01, 2020:

An awesome poem that is riveting

Kyler J Falk from California on May 01, 2020:

"A poet in attempt"

I'm not an expert by any means, but I'd say this is more than just an attempt. This is a beautiful piece, it is excellently written, and it tugged at my emotions in all the right ways.

This encompassed the questions I often ask myself beautifully, and I think I should and could do better. I should and could do better with those around me, and I should and could do better with my own psyche.

Keep writing these amazing pieces!

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on May 01, 2020:

Thank you very much, Tiyasha. It means a lot to me!

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on May 01, 2020:

Beautifully written. Carefully crafted words that express the inner turmoil of human minds. Enjoyed the read.

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