The Night The Wolves Came

Uneasily the sled dogs slept
How quiet was the night
As red eyed wolves in silence crept
The tethered dogs in sight
The sled dogs whimpered in the snow
Awake, they waited fate
They knew that one of them would go
But which, they could but wait
The red eyes ran with frosty breath
How silently they came
The lead dog closed her eyes in death
In moments just her name
On empty collar told the tale
As dawn erased the night
And only now a quiet wail
From those who could not fight