The Last Howl

Posted on Feb 6, 2013


He walks through the forest
for a legend of old
Many a generation
has this story been told
That long ago an
animal did exist
Killed by hunters
from the endangered list

He imagines this animal
prowling the woods
Doing what came naturally
hunting for food
But along came man
in greed and ignorance
Killing with guns
and without conscience

Now they’re all gone
these wild things of lore
Never to be seen again
sadly no more
No paw prints or
cries in the night
No calls to the moon
the last howl missed tonight

Posted in: Poetry