Wild White Horse

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2020 PAD Challenge – Day 15
Write a dream poem.

A wild white horse galloped off on shaky legs.
He lowered his head to drink from many streams.
Cloaked in confusion, he saw fine fields ahead,

then his eyes dulled, his heart raced–needed to flee,
as each new pasture lost its verdancy. He
was hopeful of finding a sheltering tree,

this untamed horse, unable to rest easy.
Ears lifted, long, thick tail swished as new lands called
beckoning, promising, sugar-cube teasing.

The wild white horse was tiring, old legs stalled.
A soaring spirit wearied of constant search.
Each pasture, each stream was equal after all.

Now an old horse, blinding, binding to the earth,
he lives on dreams of youth, settled in his berth.

2020 April PAD Challenge: Day 15

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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