Wolf in Sheep’s Skin

Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. ~ Joyce Brothers, American psychologist

Waiting for the other shoe to drop perhaps?



to be so


Offering umpteen

suggestions and gimmicks

designed to show me that you

aren’t the Mean Girl I fear you are,

that you have my best interests at heart

and there’s no way you’d ever bring me harm.


Why, then, do I lie awake pondering?

Why, then, are my dreams tormenting me?

Why do I wake up shivering,

my heart pounding, out of breath?

Wait, now I remember —

I’ve been here before.


is at hand,



Note: This is a Double Etheree.

15 thoughts on “Wolf in Sheep’s Skin

  1. Debbie, I love the quote you shared by Joyce Brothers. And I agree!

    Your poem here speaks volumes, particularly…”I’ve been here before.


    is at hand,



    Isn’t it something how our intuition very often warns us about things and it’s always right?

    Well done, my friend! You are so gifted with words.

    Have a splendid Sunday! X

    • Aw, thanks so much, Ron — glad you enjoyed it. I imagine too many of us ignore intuition, thinking that if it can’t be quantified, it must not be real. However, those who heed their intuition can often escape from bad situations without having to go through the “school of hard knocks,” can’t they?!

      After a particularly wicked storm overnight, today dawned sunny and pleasant. Hope you enjoy the week ahead! xo

  2. I love this, Debbie. I’ve not been moved to ‘etheree-ize’ of late, but you certainly have been doing a fine job of it. As for intuition: of course. I’ve often talked about some of my supposedly out of the blue decisions as the result of what I call ‘intuitive planning.’ Something simmers and simmers, and then suddenly everything falls into place. It can astound others, but still be great fun.

    • I’m delighted you think my Etheree is up to snuff, Linda! It’s definitely a challenge to write one, but there’s a great sense of satisfaction when it hits the mark. “Intuitive planning” combines the best of both worlds, doesn’t it? Waiting until the perfect time to move makes good sense to me.

  3. I’m impressed! This is so cool, Debbie! I’m not sure I could manage something similar, and if I could, I’m sure it would take me hours!

    • Writing this poem definitely took some time, Tee, so thank you for recognizing that. I rather enjoyed the challenge, though, and it’s not like I had a whole lot else to do — except worry and fret over the world situation, and who needs more of that?!?

  4. Intuition is so important in so many instances. I always use it when I’m traveling, especially when I’m alone. And when I’m camping. Better to listen to yourself than a lot of other people, these days especially.

    • Oh, you’re so right! Everybody seems to be so angry these days. Of course there are plenty of causes to rally around, but when did we get so bitter? And so stubborn? And so ready to punch the lights out of each other over differences of opinion? Argh!

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