A Blanket in the Sun.....

At the end of man all things that we know
will change forever
No longer an earth pounded ..polluted .. burned
like a party fire on the beach
No...after the last days of man ....
a new warmth in a soft light will
lay itself over the open wounds
left bleeding by him.....
It will arrive on a calm and refreshing breeze
strong enough to float the dead autumn leaves
one last time to ground....
And after the last winter a new spring
arrives...the warmth and reviving winds
will seed a new growth of purity...
of a lush garden of the likes
that would turn Eden green
with envy......And all of this
without the destruction
of man......
And a blanket in the sun is all that will remain as
a reminder that anything other than
the absolute beauty of
nature was once here........
A blanket of water.... of lush green
and the colors of flowers.....
and of blue sky......

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Ah, You've described Heaven here on earth, where there will be no pain, no worry, peace on earth. I love your use of the word blanket, such a feeling of comfort. Thank you.


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D.A.L. 5 years ago from Lancashire north west England

Another gem which I enjoyed tremendously. You describe nature in all her moods.My favourite line "and all this without the destruction of man". Best wishes to you my friend.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Always Exporing, Thank you my dear woman!...:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

D.A.L. I am glad you enjoyed, everywhere I look lately , I see and feel mans intent to alter th natural world......Scarey ! ....:-}


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Very beautiful...very inspiring. Thank you!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Paradise ,Thank you for always understanding , thats important for us writers no?.....Be well my dear girl.....:-}


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I can visualize the Earth after man's destruction has ceased and it rests in serenity and plenty again. You just described my vision.


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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

This is so pretty. I just came from SundayMoments I think it was with a destruction poem. This almost seems a synchronicity, everyone is writing about end times and I finished a poem yesterday about being carried by a breeze as you do there and then one I just finished about seasons. (It is beautiful too, I am emailing it to my husband so he has to read it! I think he will like it though.) I can't help if it sounds conceded or not when I have finished a poem I love, I am thrilled. I think most poets are if they admit it. You have really got quite a collection going!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird , me too dear friend. Me too! There are times I believe it would be for the best! Can you imagine what it was like Hyphengirl!....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Jackie , and you my sweet woman are too kind, I can't wait to read it!!!!!:-} And I agree , its ok to love your own writing!


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

Man needs to appreciate nature more for when we leave we won't be able to appreciate it then. We also need to appreciate each other, like I appreciate you, this beautiful piece of poetry and the beautiful pictures.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Cardisa , Everytime I read anything of yours , hub or comment ! I see a wise , wise woman! And a beautiful one toooo!....:-}


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Another painting in words; you have a way of writing that creates these beautiful visuals in my mind. What a beautiful world it would be without the destruction of man.

Rated beautiful!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Violet sun , I often think of the reactions that you show to peace and harmony . You are a calming presence!Thank you always!......:-}


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

I enjoyed reading this. It has a serene effect.

Lovely photo's too. Thanks.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Lady E , thank you for sharing you're time, Thats me lately ,Serene! at least some of the time! The rest ......anxst! .....:-]


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia

What a lovely poem! You know how to use imagery to your advantage. I voted this up and beautiful!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

EBower , Thank you so much for the kindness in your words....:-}


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Absolutely gorgeous! Healing after the slaughter of nature..earth...."at the end of man..." Wish we would get it before it's too late...I still have my proverbial fingers crossed and hopes held high...if only....

You are a wonderful writer and observer...as well as participant in this crazy experiment called 'life.'

UP Awesome and Beautiful


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

And you my friend are too kind , I suspect we are never as good as we think we are , man will awaken I'm sure ! Thank you Lucky cats....:-}


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

It may be to late for man to awaken my friend. He hath pillage the lands, draining it's resources, scourged the seas, polluted the air we breath and our water sources are at risk.

I see a cleansing on the horizon, maybe not in yours or my time, yet definitely a cleansing of mankind. Mother nature is rebelling and flexing her muscle and we puny humans will not be able to withstand her anger.

peace and blessings to you and yours. A lovely poem, and yet a warning lies within it's message.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Saddlerider , Yes I believe you're right about a cleansing. And she is flexing her muscles! Nice to hear from you ......Careful out there on the road Ken...:-]


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

ahorseback and saddlerider and so many others who comment on your poems....I wish I could comment on comments or hit the UP button on these...because so many have written so eloquently and honestly about this and other offerings of yours; ahorseback. so, I'll just have to say UP UP UP x 100!!!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Lucky cats , You may say anything you like ! lol. We are so lucky aren't we?!!! I truely believe that I am truely blessed here with good people ! Including YOU!.......:-}

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