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Loba Rising

June 30, 2015
By Lalupu PLATINUM, Springfield, Illinois
Lalupu PLATINUM, Springfield, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Scars just mean you were stronger than whatever tried to kill you."

---Author Unknown

She dances,
           Arms lit by the flame.
Her spirit singing with the
               music of her heart.
She is Loba.
              Mother of Kings.
Creator of Life.
               Flames leap like yearlings,
Rising higher as her voice grows.
            The fire dies.
A new wolf rises.

The author's comments:

   She creeps and crawls and sifts through the montañas, mountains, and arroyos, dry river beds, looking for wolf bones, and when she has assembled an entire skeleton, when the last bone is in place and the beautiful white sculpture of the creature is laid out before her, she sits by the fire and thinks about what song she will sing.

   And when she is sure, she stands over the criatura, raises her arms over it, and sings out. That is when the rib bones and leg bones of the wolf begin to flesh out and the creature becomes furred. La Loba sings some more, and more of the creature comes into being; its tail curls upward, shaggy and strong.

   And La Loba sings more and the wolf creature begins to breathe. ---Women Who Run With the Wolves

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