Life trembled on foal’s limbs,
then steadied to carry me
through nursery lanes.
In spring the filly frolicked
through meadows of wild flowers,
stimulating my senses.
I relished the ride
in arenas of vivid colours,
by scented blossoms.
Now the mare lopes
across stony ground
until jaded -- my gusto faded.
“Gee-up! No time to canter
around this carousel.”
I’m giddy from spinning pictures.
“ Halt!” the reins are slipping,
my perspiring hands
begin to lose their grip.
I can’t dismount --
take time to see the scenery.
This horse gallops on,
hurtling towards hurdles.
The nag retires, gait arrested,
after catapulting me to the ground.
I sit on the fence, silently watching
her limp and graze pastures.
I wonder when --
we’ll say “goodbye”?
------- Author's Notes -------
In this poem the horse represents life.
Comments on this poem/writing:
|Terrie* (220.127.116.11) -- Tuesday, June 14 2005, 05:44 am|
Bravo, you deserve a standin' ovation of the house!!! Cap , you capture life in such a bountiful way. i so love readin' the life/love of your heart...this was truely a sentimental read for me in an area of my last month as my husbands wife. thank you for sharin'. truely means alot.
|barb (18.104.22.168) -- Tuesday, June 14 2005, 01:08 pm|
Now there is the cap we know and love this writing is perfect about life and yes I got it cap :))))) I was just kidding good work keep writing like this it's so nice to read.
|Capricorn (22.214.171.124) -- Thursday, June 16 2005, 09:20 am|
Thanks you guys -- you always encourage me.
Terrie -- I'm so pleased this one meant a lot to you.
Barb -- You are a tease! Ha ha!! Glad to be back.
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