howl at the moon?
Why does cat
stalk his own shadow?
Why does bear
sleep through winter?
But I am Nobody,
so I know.
The lonely wolf howls at that far off place,
for he's wishing he could be there and
free from the pull of this life
The same reason I cry at sunset.
The lost cat stalks his own darkened image,
wishing for another of his kind,
so he wouldn't have to be alone
The same reason I cry at night.
The loving bear lays in slumber all winter,
for this world is a place of pain and suffering
and in sleep he's away in another land
The same reason I cry at dawn.
And why do I cry all through the day?
Only Nobody Knows.
I wrote this a couple of years ago and have edited it some, fixed some grammer and cleaned up the format, so here it is again. I was thinking of perhaps adding another stanza before the and why do I cry all through the day section - another animal comparison, but this time one that like the daytime crying couldn't be explained. What do you all think of that idea?