Good Morning life........

A december of monochrome greets the eye
and awaits approval of
the early risers
Strange ...but a mist of wet snow has descended
to color in the
background
Just the kind of morning to
awaken my eternal
yearnings ......and a dream
awakens my coffee flavored
imagination
My mind is now out of
control......I imagine the backdrop of the
bighorn mountains and far far into the
distance the rockies too
Should I turn left to
the pryor mountain range
where the wild
mustangs run yet
Or take a right at the next
turn and visit the sight of
custers last stand
Only to transcend the seasons
and walk slowly in the tall prairie grass
where white stones mark
where soldiers fell
Or maybe just drive ........into a circle
and back to the devils tower
And watch for the lakota children
peeking over the edge of
the cliff side
Looking for the bear that
cannot climb
Over across the flats I see the
pronghorn deer racing
the montana winds
Ahh the yearnings of the road
get's me every time.......
Come ...ride with me



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Paradise7 4 years ago from Upstate New York

Beautiful! So evocative.


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AndreaSWilson 4 years ago from Bel Air, MD

wonderful! I could see & feel the changing scenery & seasons--- I love it!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Paradise , thank you , I hope all is well over there in the N Y state of mind!.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hello Andrea , thank you , you were there with me ! I knew it......:-}


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Freya Cesare 4 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

I love to join you of course. ^^

must be so fresh there.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Freya , that would be great ! You and me spinning across the deserts and mountains!......Hugs dear girl...:-}


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Wow ahorseback, I loved the imagine and going back in time. The children peeking over the cliff, brought it together..Loved it..


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Nature sure is beautiful and you have expressed it so well.

I guess morning is the time when one tends to admire mother nature. As the day starts unwinding, human tends to get busy with the hustle bustle of Life!

Voted way up as beautiful.


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA

Awesome! I have been all over that country you speak of. I grew up in Wyoming and remember many a trip to Devil's Tower. Then there were those fun moments of paddlefishing in Glendive. For five years, my family lived in the mountains near Story. And loved to trek over the mountains to see Yellowstone on our way to Washington. Thanks for the memories. You have really touched me with your words.


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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

Thank you for sharing this poem. Having lived in Wyoming for over thirty years and raising 5 children, the places you mention bring back memories.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Always hey girl , perhaps a ghost story there?!......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Ruchira hello yes , I agree , the key is not to get so busy that we lose track of the beauty in life! The beauty of nature alone can give us so much! Nice to see you.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

T Poague , Oh , you grew up in the most beautiful part of the country , thats my oppinion! Glad I was able to bring that back for you!.....Thank you ..:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Mljdgulley , Thank you I'm glad to do that ! ...Such a beautiful country . If I was a young man again! I would have moved out there and become the last cowboy!......:-}


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

You paint such wonderful pictures, I am always there with you!

Thank you and voted up.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

There's a sequel here. ( Come ride with me ) Take us there....


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Movie master , Thank you , I can't ask more than that ! You are always so nice!.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Always Exploring .....as the name says , yes we'll do a sequel!......:-}


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Your words painted beautiful images in my mind! You never fail to do this for me as poet. :)

Voted beautiful!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Violet sun ,I am honored to have such a compliment from you ! As yu know , to be 'understood 'is the best thing ever in the quest of the pen. You my dear, have always had the kindest of words! Thank you for that!.....thank you:-}


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

Good Evening to you too ahorseback...


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franciaonline 4 years ago from Philippines

Come ride with me...a powerful final line. This establishes your kinship with the reader. Thanks for this hopeful poem.Beautiful poetry!


femmeflashpoint 4 years ago

I've packed my bags, filled my thermos and pulled on my boots ... when are we leaving?

Hope the kids won't mind to save me a spot. I'd like to join in on the bear watching from the cliff-side too. :)


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Raciniwa, Yes my dear , a hug for you this evening!.....:-}


SilverGenes 4 years ago

There is nothing like the pristine silence of a snowy morning to stir the imagination! I enjoyed this journey into the mountains.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Franciaonline, Its always good to have a co pilot !lol......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Flemmeflash, hey girl, come on along lol....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Silvergenes, Hi , nice to see you , Alright ! You may come as well!.....:-}


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

Beautiful as always.


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niallmarkey 4 years ago from New York

Beautiful imagery cast through an avalanche of imagination.


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niallmarkey 4 years ago from New York

Beautiful imagery cast through an avalanche of imagination.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Qudsia Pi, You are so kind !........:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Niallmarkey , you are too kind my friend.......:-]


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tarajeyaram 4 years ago from Wonderland

Simply beautiful!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Tarajeyaram, Thank you for sharing !......:-}

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