Dark Horse II

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Registered: 10-19-1998
Dark Horse II
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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 2:55pm

The curtains crumple, they fall
like leaves caught in a storm
and the grit, it litters the road--
a thousand grains of sand
sticks in your throat.

The air's much heavier, now
and the walk is longer, cold.
On a mirrored pond I see
a reflection humbled by years--
furrows petrified on the brow.

The Dark Horse needs reminding,
what's past, cannot be changed.
He cracks an ugly whip,
drags his angry baggage
behind a sullen carriage.

He rides into the shadows
searches for a glimmer of light
but the flame has burnt to embers--
a dismal trail of blackened ashes
leaves hope buried in the night.

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Registered: 09-15-2003
In reply to: char307
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 3:23pm

I love it Char.... "a sullen carriage".... wonderful

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Registered: 06-13-1999
In reply to: char307
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 8:43pm

What a strong voice you have here!

"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens
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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: char307
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 12:32am
"furrows petrified on the brow" - love that...I am going to be rolling it around in my mind all night!
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Registered: 10-19-1998
In reply to: char307
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 10:17am

The Dark Horse is actually a

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Registered: 06-13-1999
In reply to: char307
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 11:45am
See? I did miss something! In that case, there's not a single nit to pick and I can bask in the flow of that stanza ... my fav, btw.
"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens
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Registered: 05-13-2000
In reply to: char307
Mon, 02-07-2011 - 12:23am
What a comeback, Char!
Embrace change.