Two Wolves

“In each of us
there live two wolves…”
Grandfather used to say.

“And these two wolves
One bad, one good,
They fight it out each day.

“The bad wolf’s bad,
spreads fear and lies,
pain, anger and dismay.

“The good wolf’s good,
spreads truth and joy,
peace and hope and play.”

And when I’d ask,
“But who will win?”
This is what he’d say:

“Each day we choose
to feed one wolf
and that wolf wins the day.”

Phil HausslerWritten by Phil Haussler.
Illustrated by Brad Sneed.
Inspired by a Cherokee legend.

This illustrated poem was created for Project OpenBook, an experiment in doing good.

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