Poem #1 - Poetry Month

Poem #1 - Poetry Month

A Poem by redzone

… April Poetry


POEM #1- Poetry Month



As I step off the back porch,

into the freshly fallen snow,

I look in all four directions

seeking balance in a new day.


As I walk through the snow,

Grandmother speaks to me:

     “Aztec, see how the snow

     covers and quenches the Crocuses thirst;

     how their purple or yellow petals

     reach for the sun’s warmth.

     Even as the whiteness

     and cold surrounds them,

     they survive and grow strong.

     You, like them,

     are the creatures of Nature.

     Never forget who you are,

     or where you are going.

     My grandson, be alive in the beauty

     above and below.


As I think on these words,

I smile

and renew my life’s journey

that will lead me to you.


Aztec Warrior/redzone 4.1.18

© 2018 redzone

Author's Note

thanks for reading...
this was the first of the April poems written for Poetry Month...

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It is the lament of all peoples that have known the boot of suppression and conquest and the hope of grandmothers everywhere. Remember where you came from and who you are. This is a mixed bag, you know? Philosophically, it is those who remember that cause the most trouble for those that are in power (or would assume the mantel.) That aside, ignoring form, it is an interesting piece and message. Thank you for sharing redzone. Good luck in the contest! :)

Posted 2 Months Ago

(As I think on these words, I smile and renew my life’s journey that will lead me to you.) A beautiful closure to a wonderful write! Much enjoyed. ~Sharon

Posted 8 Months Ago

Grandmother was a wise woman. A truly heartfelt poem. Thanks.


Posted 8 Months Ago

This is one of your best . . . seems more personal, as if you're telling of a precious true snippet from your youth. May we all have a grandparent's wisdom such as this (love your grandma quote). I find that being outdoors, feeling the lessons of the ancients all around me, even tho I didn't know my grandparents, it's as if the whole wilderness wants to grandmother me! That's what your poem brings to mind (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 9 Months Ago

So deep & meaningful 😍
Enjoyed !!!

Posted 1 Year Ago

We can gain wisdom and guidance from our elders not just for now, but for years to come. Suddenly, their words will pop into our head. Perhaps they're talking to us and reminding us.

Nicely said poem, redzone.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Aloha Redzone, this is lovely. The ever present connectivity of our ancestors keeps us strong and grounded, they remind us of our responsibility to the natural world. Words to fill us again and again. I love this type of aina and ohana poetry, beautiful!

Posted 1 Year Ago

My grandmother had a garden that wrapped around the front porch. She took vigilant care of the azaleas, roses, and crocuses, just as much as she did me. I love how you implanted the voice of your grandmother coming back to you - as a grandmother's voice has a habit of doing from time to time, no matter the years. It gave such a palpable touch to this extraordinary piece.

I am thrilled you are back, and hope you are able to stay!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

good to be back Kelly... I always love when you visit and especially when you leave these nice comme.. read more
Wow, Would love to have met your Grandmother, she is wise and speaks the truth! Wonderful poem. Full of wisdom.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

hi Dee, this Grandmother lived in the area now known as Manhattan several hundred years ago, but she.. read more
Yeah...she was right, aren't they always. Sage advice presented in cosmic foil. what a great pace and tone. I loved this piece, great job.!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

thanks Crowley, appreciate the visit and the kind words you have left...

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