Bat and Wolf

This one is from my sweet, sweet boy.  He is brave and beautiful and strong.


I do this for me and not for her . . . my name is wolf and I’m alone and forced to join a pack (I know this may hurt but it hurts me worse)

Dear Bat
words unspoken
revelations and chronicles that manifest in
silence, preparation and plans fall but love
may conquer all, await a return in fear for a
free fall, to hold tight to the clock in your
chest as if the bolts and screws come loose,
I may be cold today but tomorrow I may be
colder because my warmth of the sun may
leave like an endless winter but if the melody
of a tear can be received then let it be for it
was not she that misunderstood but me so
forgive me as love forgives and tell me it will
be alright

Breaking Heart Co.

Breaking Heart Co. (Photo credit: Daniel*1977)

Dear bat I give you my eternal love, so hold
onto my heart as a souvenir for I have no
use for it.


About T A Smith

Just one of the literacy scholars on this site who wants to explore writing in all its complexities.
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42 Responses to Bat and Wolf

  1. Luke Prater says:

    Looking for another poem, sis

  2. I’m impressed, he’s such a talent!


  3. Raven says:

    Yousei I hope that you are feeling better, but fear that you are not. I am sending you some really warm (((hugs))). Know that I am accompanying you on your “doldrum” journey at times. Be well. Liz

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Thank you, my friend. Warmth and hugs are very welcome. I am feeling better, just haven’t gotten to writing. My laptop has seen its last days, and as much as I love my iPad, it’s awkward to write posts with it. I’ll get things figured out and get something posted soon. Promise. 🙂

  4. ManicDdaily says:

    Hey you! I hope all is okay. Thanks for your kind visits and comments. k.

  5. ladynyo says:

    Dear Yousei Hime…..I am looking forward to another poem by you. I have been in the doldrums for a while….pain isn’t a strong pusher towards anything ‘good’….but I am coming out of it. I have enjoyed especially this last piece, in part because it speaks to my own heart and child. Hold on to him at 16….for me, there was a rocky period that I am still stumbling over.


    Lady Nyo

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Lady Nyo,
      I’ve really enjoyed your writing lately, but I’m sorry to hear about the doldrums. I’ve been wondering around in that vicinity as well. Keep writing and I’ll try to get back into my creative habits as well. Hope your holidays were blessed.

      • ladynyo says:

        Hi Yousei Hime! Holiday was good…and quiet. At our time of life, quiet is GOOD! I am fighting with right now to take off these damn ads, I see them, and I don’t want them on my site…and paid 30.00 for them to have them gone…but they remain! Urggggh. Thank you so much for reading my blog….I have been pushed to the wall with trying to finish up a book for this spring’s publication, and I am losing steam here. Hope you get back into your creativity. I still remeber a very beautiful poem/story about a ‘couple of flaws’ of a Japanese haunts me still. Lady Nyo

        • Yousei Hime says:

          Lady Nyo,
          Amen to quiet. 😉 FYI, I don’t see any ads on any blogs, including yours. Not sure what’s going on. I’ll keep an I out and let you know if that changes. Congrats on your book progress. That kind of drive always impresses me. Thank you for the well wishes. I’ll start practicing for when creativity does walk my way again.

  6. Dear Wolf – i know this place. the fact that it exists within us as a being is a testament to being human—a good thing in itself. that we are beautiful creatures and human beings, and that walking in beauty is possible as a result of that alone is also a good thing. aloha – Umi Nami

  7. ManicDdaily says:

    Hope all is well. k.

  8. Yousei–this is a wonderful poem! Thank you for sharing your son’s creation. 🙂

  9. Shawna says:

    This is incredible!!! I’m so impressed. Tell him to keep writing.

  10. lesliepaints says:

    This is absolutely beautiful. I “feel” it. I have liked reading your son’s work. It always reads as though it is from the soul. I am a fan.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      I appreciate what you said. I’ll be sure to tell him to read your comment. I hope to have something else by him posted in the near future. Love your Welsh Pony. 🙂

  11. ManicDdaily says:

    Very charming and lovely – I especially like Bat’s reply. k.

  12. Luke Prater says:

    How old is he? It’s a mature piece. Strong phrasing and emotional intellect.

    by the way – my blog is back up but still blacklisted by Google (they will take some days to clear it, but it is clean now). However I have quite a job of reposting the last 24 poems and reupping lots of the images. I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s rolling again, sister. Get your kid to write more… really. xx

    • Yousei Hime says:

      He’s sixteen, and he his feelings have always been deep and strong. His mastery of language has really grown in the last few years. I love reading his writing (full mother bias, of course). I noticed some new writing of his on his Facebook page. I’m going to see if he’ll let me post some.

      Congrats on getting the new site up and running. I love that inauguration poem you posted. I bit different from your usual writing, but just as powerful. I’ll be back to read it again soon.

  13. Raven says:

    What extraordinary words … what feeling!

  14. nonoymanga says:

    Wow, I just saw “Red Riding Hood” last night on bluray what a coincidence. Love this–it has similar elements!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

  15. ladynyo says:

    This is from your child? Impressive.

    Lady Nyo

  16. slpmartin says:

    Creativity runs in the family it seems.

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