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.