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Livewire : Issue 1
6 livewire.org.au had The Wolf hard on my tail It struck me down when I was frail The thick sheep’s clothing hid it well When I had looked, I couldn’t tell Not the creeping stride or hiding eyes I had no clue, took by surprise But The Wolf, it found me on the bend Away from anything I had to defend Out in the open with no brick wall Torelyonsoasnottofall The wolf he huffed and puffed and blew He kept on blowing through and through I had no chance to catch my breath My footing lost from the first step And falling into the woods with fear I knew The Wolf could find me here It was his element, not mine These thick dark trees were all unkind Each place I found to rest a while Would soon be found; I’d left a trail. No rest for days while the wind did blow Yet I was tired and feeling low But still The Wolf would not let up Bit at my heels each time I stopped And so I kept on running still Not giving The Wolf his cunning thrill I refused to stop running, not of pride But I didn’t like the other side This is not how my fairytale ends For The Wolf didn’t realise I had friends. I found them near the forest edge They needed not enter the thick hedge We formed a line within the trees I thought what brave sweet friends are these Who stand beside me hand in hand While The Wolf’s dark threat still stands And in our group we held the key To crush the woods and set me free It took some time but the woods rolled back And The Wolf alone could not attack Out in the open it looked around Now me and it were on even ground There was no retreat or epic fight Smiling, I took The Wolf under wing And we walked away, hand in hand to sing Of the promises in the road ahead Free of any prior dread There was so much to explore All once steeped deep in lore Here was where hope and love did reign All laid out for us to claim Walk we did, now free of strife Into the blissfulness And beauty of life. We both stepped forward into the light And hand to paw The Wolf and I Found acceptance and said goodbye To the distress and pain that left a stain In becoming friends we had more to gain On dealing with chronic illness By Tamaryn LW_04-07_Inspiration.indd 6 6/8/10 11:42:05 AM