Just a ride tonite ......

Lets go
you and I.... we will own the
darkness
we will own the night

I'll take the wheel as you ride just
so I can watch you sleep
curled against the door
against the darkness

And when you awaken we will be there
in the dakota's
Where the scent of pines
adorns

And as you awaken where I shut off
the engine
I'll see a light in your eye's
and know I've won

To see the places you've
never been
And the darkness that
your light shows the sun

No matter where I drive I've known
only one thing
You by the door sleeping
was only a dream

And as dreams go
it is the ends that abide
A journey without someone
to share is just a ride


Comments 28 comments

Beth37 3 years ago

A journey without someone

to share is just a ride

What a great line.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this. And here I am (metaphorically).


Ghaelach 3 years ago

Hi Ed.

As I started to read your poem, and I thought of mans best friend curled up on the seat next to the door. I don't need to know who you are writing about, as I close my eyes and see a wonderful dog sleeping there.

Beautiful.

UP and sharing.

Have a good day Ed.

LOL Ghaelach


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Ghaelach ! , Dogs are perfect my friend , I agree ! as I get older I enjoy them even more ! Last night at sunset [cold too ] I sat on a log and watched the cold sunset as the boys sniffed the air and waited for me !.........Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

MHatter , Ready to ride , !Ha Lets go !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Beth , as I hope you do ! Ride happily with someone !.......Hugs my friend !


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

This is an amazing piece of poetic art. Enjoyed it so much. Thank you and sending you a big hug!


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kaybear012 3 years ago from Chicago

Love your poetry! Inspired me to make some hubs out of my own =]


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Wonderful sentiment and I fully agree a journey without anyone to share it with you is just a ride. Passing this on. Hug.


Ruth Lanham 3 years ago

Beautiful poetry. Thumbs up from me!


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

O, Cowboy! I am sooo close to 'the dakotas'!..lol..

I've seen your adorable indian and those prezidents on the mountain, too...(not to mention sturgis..lol)..

This made me very sad...kinda like the feeling im getting reading all the 'lonliness' perspective hubs..

sigh..

up and sharing, my friend...


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia

The visuals are all there. And oh that sleep while someone else is at the wheel. Nothing like that surrender to the ride.

Nice!!!


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

"And the darkness that your light shows the sun." Great poem!


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

I do so love your last line of this poem. Wow, very powerful thoughts. : ) Beautiful and awesome imagery. Voted it up!!!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Leslie , Meet me at Rushmore , we'll have a black hills blast !.....lol.....Your Cowboy !


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

Beautiful, funny, REAL! You caught me there till you say you were dreaming! Voted Up!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Ha Dora !!!, Wanna dream with me ? .......He He !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Thank you Vocalcoach , you could sing while I drive !......lol


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

kaybear , Can't wait to read them !...Thank you my new found friend !....Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

OHH oHHH gypssy woman .........:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Ruth , well thank you I appreciate that !.......Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Cyndii Thank you , yes , although I can hardly EVER sleep with another persson driving !......1:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Wayne , Thank you sir !.....Preciate that !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Dreamseeker , Thank you so much !.....Ed


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embarrett91 3 years ago

Loved every line, such beautiful words. Thumbs up for this. And although someone else already said, well I am just agreeing that the line "a journey without someone to share is just a ride" is great and was a perfect ending.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

embarrett , Thank you dear ! Our writting is best to share , No?....


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

Beautiful poem, perfect flow and imagry, could almost feel myself on a dark road... and the last part was perfect... Thumbs up


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

bizette ! I love to reach out with writing but to have people reach back is just awesome ! thank you

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