The Ecstasy of Insanity

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I stood along the edge of the storm clouds
waiting .....no chancing
A roll of the dice .....clacking like
thunder waiting for her to come prancing

Darkness fell quickly ...it always does where
the high country ledges drop away to doom
Harder still the lightning flashes
colored by rainbows of the moon

Just then in the distant sounds.... she
calls me ....heavy hooves come pounding
And the echo of her hoof beats like
thunder of some distant resounding

As she approached the sparks flew
from her shoes against gravel and stone
I was afraid just for a second that
she would leave me there alone

At the last moment she slowed......prancing
her beauty........ her silver mane
And just then I grabbed a hand full and
sliding ahorseback .........to ride "Insane"

Off she flew as only the moon
ponies can really do
Off into the heavens and the clouds above
stepping lightly through

I looked below to the dizzying depths
as the rivers reflected the moon
And hoped once more for a long ride
the last was over so soon

Never to worry ...no sliding away.... her gait
as smooth as a woman's flesh
We rode away to the eternities
where time .....love and beauty enmesh









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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Great imagery.


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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

Here is the pinnacle, this poem “The Ecstasy of Insanity" from a man of mountains amongst poets. Ahorseback this is a masterpiece. Poetry in motion, fluid, exciting and tingling with the danger of crossing that line. I climbed aboard this moon pony with you and I felt every exhilarating moment, and now I am lost for words – amazing!!!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Dahoglund, Thank you sir , I appreciate that ........:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Fennelseed , You humble me my friend , I'm blushing .......Moon ponies are fun . Ever heard Gordon Lightfoots song about ponies?....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Femmeflash , Thanks for stopping by and sharing !....:-}


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

Oh My God, what a beautiful poem! I like the use of your name....ahorseback....

This poem reminds of of the movie "Clash of the Titans" the original movie with Harry Hamlin as he rides the flying horse.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hello my little island friend , Thank you for coming by , means alot! My imagination sometimes takes me away , and You too?..........:-}


marellen 5 years ago

Can I go too? Sounds enchanting.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

An exciting poem and the imagery was perfect


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Of course Marellen , we all go or no one goes!LOL....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Rosemary thank you for making me smile.....:-}


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VENZKHVAM 5 years ago from Milk way galaxy, trying to find a more adventurous place in another galaxy with my great followers

The arrival of darker clouds complimented by thunder and lightings and the arrival of rain in the eyes of aromantic poet.

I liked and loved the lines and voting it beautiful


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Well Thank you Venzkvam ! That is more than kind !.........:-}


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful ride. I loved it! Thank you...


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hey Always Exploring , No No , the thanks go to you!...for sharing ....:-}


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chander mehra 5 years ago from Delhi

Wonder of wonders. Divine imagery!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Well thank you sir , thats very kind!......:-}


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Oh what a magical ride, I loved it!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Movie master , Hello! Alright , I'M gonna do that again!.......:-}


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

I could have swore i have read this and commented on it before , but i do not see me here and this IS one of my very fvaorites of yours , enchanting, exhilirating,romantic,and scoot over im sliding off !! hehe...I love this , excellant reading ! thank you so much for this lovely piece!:)voted up all the way across the board , you so deserve it !:)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

And again Jami , you are too kind ....But thanks my friend! I needed that !......:-}

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