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Life Gallops
Author: Capricorn

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Life trembled on foal’s limbs,
then steadied to carry me
`clip-clop’
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,
intoxicated
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 --
unwind,
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.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie* (66.81.133.157) -- Tuesday, June 14 2005, 05:44 am

fast beat of life

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 (66.46.230.183) -- Tuesday, June 14 2005, 01:08 pm

don't get it lol

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 (82.36.129.85) -- Thursday, June 16 2005, 09:20 am

Thanks Terrie and Barb

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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