An Dream of Spanish Guitars .....

The fresh cool desert air circles
my mind and leaves me spellbound

I sit watching the full moon rise above the
the canyon rim without a sound

And I wonder about the
constant yearnings of some hearts

What is it that causes this......
how or when does it end or start

Time slows way down in the desert night
for me as I enter another world

Of spanish guitars......desert moons .....
dancers as they twirl

While the lone cowboy sits his back
against his saddle at a lone campfire

He will never join in the dancing though
he sits alone within his desires

He says just barely aloud " The nightimes is
always the worse"

"Damn this fenceline .....damn this life...
being a cowboys got to be a curse"

My mind returns to the silence of
the moon and the revolving night

But in the morning I'll move on like the
cowboy.....to seek another desert sight

The spanish guitars slowly go silent .......and the visions
of a dancer fades away

And in the desert tonite ..... a moon and stars
circle around seeking a new day








Comments 25 comments

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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

Good morning, how devine, this is beautiful..A little lonely, but beautiful. Thanks for sharing this,..


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Beautiful Ahorseback..Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece with us this morning..A cowboys life was certainly lonely at times..

Sunnie


marellen 5 years ago

You captured the life of some cowpokes...it must of been lonely for sure and was not for everyone.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

The life of a loner brings grace and pain. "And I wonder about the constant yearnings of some hearts..."

I know all about this. horseback, you captured the feelings so well. Very well.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hello Maggie May , You are so kind and beautiful in a new photo as well, Is that your book you're holding? Be well Maggie...:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hi Sunnie Day , "a Cowboys born with a broken heart" , I hope you are well! I was focusing on the spanish guitar but a poem goes where it goes. Lol...:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Marellen .....I think some lives are made just for the right person , I think I could handle it! Thank you for stopping by.....Be well my friend.:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird , were you a cowgirl in the desert? :-} What an imagination huh? .....seriously ,Thank you so much!


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b. Malin 5 years ago

i can Picture this Poem in my mind, Spanish Guitars, Desert Moons and Dancers...What a Beautiful combination for a Wonderful read, Cowboy too, Wow! Good one!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

B.Malin, The cowboy was for you! LOL. The dancers for me hah!...Thank you for reading


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Not a cowgirl although I would love that, just a lonely heart spending hours alone in a quiet sandy place.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

And a quiet sandy place being ? You cannot have a lonely heart here ! Its against hub rules ,Do you live in the Desert? :-}


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

No, I don't. I spent some time in the Arizona desert just being still and working through the pain of a great loss. My heart is getting stronger all the time thanks to the grace of Christ and great friends like you all here in my Hub world.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

A great hub and this is why I vote all the way up.

here's to many many more hubs to share.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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GusTheRedneck 5 years ago from USA

ahorseback - What's nice about this writing is that you can see that moon and hear the strings, both doing their magic. Thanks.

Gus :-)))


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love this. I could see the cowboy leaning against his saddle, I could almost hear his thoughts. You tell a story so well. Be happy!!!

Cheers


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Eiddwen, Thank you my dear! You are way soo nice! :-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Gus Hi ! , I knew this would get you! Thanks my good man!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Always Exploring , Thank you my dear woman! Lets go to the desert!....Be well my friend! :-}


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Ahorse, Wow amazing!! I am blown away with this one.

smiles :)

bella


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Bella , I am humbled by such awesome readers ! Thank you so much!....[Smiling}:-}


daddysgirl  5 years ago

This poem is great dad! It shows me time spent in solitude is truely a gift for some.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hey Sweet Girl, Solitude is a gift although some don't handle it well , that's all . I love being alone .......except when I'm with the most beautiful woman in the world ......You!


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expertscolumn 3 years ago from New York

Oh my very nice


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Expert , thank you for that !.

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