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Story ID:7554
Written by:bobby o'neill mitchum (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:Phenix City Alabama U.S.A.
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Ah! how the wind does howl tonight
like a live thing lost and tormented
or a wolf thats gone mad,or demented
oh!how it fills my heart with fright!

Out in that dark wood
the darkness is all encompassing
as if the demons were amassing
to do humanity no good.

Out in that dark and lonely wood
the wild beast live by the law
of tooth and claw
let that be as it should.

Man knows not of the wood
man's place is by his warm fire
where he has children to sire
and that is good.

I shall sit and listen to the wind tonight
and not venture out into the dark
here tonight I shall make my mark
on this cavern wall in the glow of this firelight.

After writing this little poem,I thought it prudent to add a little information about it,back 10,000 years ago,there were no movies,no computers,no electricity,non of the modern day conveniences at all.People back then had a story teller,this story teller would often draw illustrations on the cavern walls as he told a story,the charecter in this poem is just getting ready to entertain his tribal groping around the camp fire on a cold stormy night 10,000 years ago.
Bob Mitchum