A Poem by redzone






I wish I understood

more and better,

the intricacies of life.

Like why the tree of life

occasionally loses one of its leaves;

or why my wolf spirit is so restless.

And why you sometimes

get lost in shadows.


I know you are there,

as I feel the beat,



of your heart;

hear the softness in your breath,

and can see

the words form on the mist

when you speak,

as I track and follow

your scent

around the grey

that surrounds you,

and leads you to the abyss.

I whimper, then howl,

hoping for one last

feel of your hands

caressing my face,

of your arms hugging my neck.


My wolf spirit

cannot help

the empty feeling

and pounding loss in my heart.


Aztec Warrior/redzone 11.10.17   

© 2018 redzone

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I've missed seeing your new material here! Very glad you're back & producing at a new level of originality. I think the layoff might've done some good, as this writing has a new fresh quality. This paints the picture of how it can feel when life gets a little disjointed . . . *sigh!* (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago

wow redzone...this breaks my heart ... i know this feeling too well...my wife died at the tender age of 30 ..i felt as if i has shaken from deep sleep, rustled out of bed groggy and hit with the flat of a 2x4 ..spun and hit again ..then told to get to work ..now ... i can only say that my Lord Jesus and the wonderful Spirit of God on Earth lifted and carried me for a long time ... i was simply too lost to be capable .. well done ..it was a long time ago in my life but i am grateful for all those memories your poem inspires in me ..its an affirming thing to have "survived" ;) and stronger more secure as a result .. thanks for sharing friend!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

E. I am so sorry for your loss, it may have been a while ago, but the loss will always be felt deepl.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

i agree ..our walks through pain and loss .. and everything in our past when i think about it; stays.. read more
We all need a quiet space to dream... and grow like like a flower 🌺 in the wind. truly, Pat

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

thanks Pat, I love where you went with this poem, much more positive than me... we do need dreams an.. read more
Like wolves, we're communal beings, craving love and intimacy. Even the fiercest among us desires the same. Nice piece.

And, great YouTube!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

thanks Robert, yeah, I loved that video/song, thought it added some depth to the poem... and thanks .. read more
wolves always seem so lonely, in when in packs...

i guess without love we can be lonely too, even in crowds...
mystical piece....

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

thanks Jacob, a personal poem for me so your words are much appreciated..

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