Sunday, June 27, 2021

it now walks alone

                                                                                                Author: anon
Image: A mean machine
in the past  (here)

Quenching its thirst 
It's being through with running
a mean machine 
in the past
but now tiredness is of right
a respite is mandatory
to rest awhile

survival is not an option
but a life and death thing
so as to be able 
to walk the next day

it now walks alone

there was a pack
following at his rear
not anymore
it was long gone

a dominant leader emerged
and enticed them away

the human kind
who flew out the nest
they did it on their own accord
but they are still emotionally attached
for family attachment is sacred
of ties that bind

Carrie's at Sunday Muse #166


  1. Family certainly is a tie that binds and is sacred. Always glad to see you at the Muse Hank!

  2. Family attachment is strong in wolves too. That is why it is devastating when one of them is killed. It affects the entire wolf pack. Good poem, Hank. I always love a poem with wolves in it.

  3. "survival is not an option / but a life and death thing" LOL, yep!

  4. I feel lonely for him too. Wow!!! Luv where the prompt took you
    Happy Sunday


  5. I too found these lines powerful.

    survival is not an option
    but a life and death thing

  6. When we lose our 'pack' .... we lose our connection to life. Well done, Hank.

  7. I agree with Sherry on this and feel bad that the wolf and their pack have been separated :(

  8. Yes, the blessed sacred of attachment. I've found my tribe (pack) is one I've chosen.