Friday, April 9, 2010

There are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves

There are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves

"There are men too gentle to live among wolves
Who prey upon them with IBM eyes
And sell their hearts and guts for martinis at noon.
There are men to gentle for a savage world
Who dream instead of snow and children and Halloween
And wonder if the leaves will change their color soon.

There are men to gentle to live among wolves
Who anoint them for burial with greedy claws
And murder them for a merchant's profit and gain.
There are men to gentle for a corporate world
Who dream instead of Easter eggs and fragrant grass
And pause to hear the distant whistle of a train.

There are men to gentle too live among wolves
Who devour them with appetite and search
For other men to prey upon and such their childhood dry.
There are men to gentle for an accountant's world
Who dream instead of Easter eggs and fragrant grass
And search for beauty in the mystery of the sky.There are men too gentle to live among wolves

There are men to gentle too live among wolves
Who toss them like a lost and wounded dove
Such gentle men are lonely in a merchant's world
Unless they have a gentle one to love."

James Kavanaugh

2 comments:

Wolfie said...

That is a most moving, heartfelt poem. Thanks for posting it, Murph. Wholeheartedly wish I knew a man so gentle.

Wolfie

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful and so true. It's very hard to keep tender hearts when those tender hearts are targets of wolves. (No offense, Wolfie) I've seen the damage and it is great. However, I still believe tender hearts are what God desires for us.

satex