Wolf Spirit

 

Wolf Spirit

In certain American Indian spiritual traditions, spirit animal refers to a spirit, an inner soul which helps guide or protect a person on the journey of their life. It helps them navigate the peaks and valleys of living life in general. It is the spirit animal characteristics that a person shares or exemplifies. It is also a representation, often humorous, for someone or something a person relates to or admires. I believe mine to be that of a wolf. What is your spirit animal?

Wolf Spirit
The beast resides and lives within me, he is alone,
I am Wolf, for he is my spirit – he is my danger zone.
It is the wolf within me that is never to be understood,
This has been my curse and – my blessing since childhood.
The Wolf Spirit deep in me is what really sets me free,
As he howls to the full moon under the aspen tree.
The Wolf is relentless and never ever looks back,
Opinions of the sheep never fret the leader of the pack.
Never consider the Wolf kindness as a weakness,
It is his ferociousness, and unruly side which is his uniqueness.
My Wolf Spirit answers to two moons in the stillness of the night,
One that calls home and the one the calls him to fight.
Wolf Spirit makes me stronger so I can stand silently alone,
To face the uncertainty’s of life and the whole unknown.
Whispers of the wind in the trees, full moon speak to him,
Desolate, the night, the wilderness is his forever hymn.
Has an urge to run through the darkness and the night,
Chasing the arc of the moon until it drops out of sight.
Tries to stay on the backwoods trails outside of society,
Outside of his pack – others give him extreme anxiety.
The Wolf Spirit fans the flames within my soul,
In love he collects the fee – you must pay the toll.
Has forever love for his mate within his savage heart,
It is this romantic love that makes him a work of art.
The beast resides and lives within me, he is alone,
I am Wolf, for he is my spirit – he is my danger zone.
Kurt James
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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.
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Kurt James

Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.

8 thoughts on “Wolf Spirit

  • October 10, 2019 at 9:38 PM
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    Absolutely beautiful work, Kurt. I so relate to the spirit animal – mine is Puma and he has been with me for many many years. I truly enjoyed your Wolf Spirit poem. Excellent work, Kurt. Kudos.

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    • October 12, 2019 at 4:11 AM
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      A puma is a strong and daring animal spirit Phyllis – glad you were able to relate to this poem and thank you for stopping by.

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  • October 11, 2019 at 3:35 PM
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    Wonderful piece Kurt – so many people see the wolf as something to fear, but he’s only playing his role in the great universe of nature. Thanks for sharing !

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    • October 12, 2019 at 4:12 AM
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      Thank you Ralph and just as you mentioned the wolf is an important piece in all of nature and how it relates to the world and mankind.

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  • October 13, 2019 at 11:04 AM
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    Excellent poem. You covered your connection with your spirit animal well. When I was in my twenties I saw a vision of the Bear and have been examining its role as my spirit animal ever since. Jamie

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    • October 15, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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      Thanks for stopping by Jamie – the bear is a strong spirit animal as well.,

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  • October 19, 2019 at 11:07 PM
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    Great poetry and story as always. I could have guessed your spirit animal is a wolf. I think mine is an eagle.

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    • October 20, 2019 at 5:22 PM
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      An Eagle is a powerful spirit animal – full of wisdom…. I think it is a fitting spirit for you John

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