Some say the wolf was tamed by Man
by Denis Martindale
And dogs began as such,
According to some Master Plan,
Though wolves aren't loved as much...
Yet wolves continue steadfastly
As long as Man consents,
If not, then it's quite plain to see
That Man could make amends...
When conservation's just a word,
Each species stands alone,
Just like the dead old dodo bird,
So quickly overthrown...
If we love dogs, should we ignore
Each wolf that's fancy free?
If so, we simply close the door
Upon their legacy...
Trailblazers come, trailblazers go,
The dog's called Man's best friend
And yet the wolf's known as Man's foe
Especially at day's end...
Like others, hunting to survive,
The wolf has cause to kill,
Yet conservation keeps alive...
If Man still has the will...
Denis Martindale, copyright, April 2013.
The poem is based on the magnificent painting
by Stephen Gayford called 'Trailblazer'.