Darkening Skies...........

Why I looked up right then I
cannot remember why
Blackened background yet the moon
illuminates the moving sky

The winter clouds like so many horses thundering
in silence .....mains tailing along
Pushed by the western winds
the gift of silence a song

In the distance that remains aglow in
red the day moves slowly away
While the black cold of darkness
slithers into the frey

"Holes in the floor of heaven"..... blue stars
shimmering in flirtatious dance
Yet the moon reclines uncaring he'll
never take the chance

Yes... I would travel with the stars if I
could and leave this world now
Me ....the stars ....the moon
let those winter winds blow

"But It's not your time" .......I heard them say
you have to stay behind
Yet in time all things dissolve into night
and daylight falls behind

And I .....I know things about the
night ......though one can never tell
Chase the night life long enough
It'll take you straight to hell


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Awesome and beautiful! Made me think of starry wintry skies as far as the eye could see. Just lovely.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Beautiful thoughts ahorseback.

We all have to pay our debts in this lifetime and can leave only when our time is near!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

My favourite line is "Holes in the floor of heaven"..... blue stars

Awesome poem and voting up

Best wishes Lesley


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose Lee, Yes . when I go out side I just have to stop and stare for a moment ,these small pleasures in life !Humm?....Thanks for dropping in....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Ruchira, Thank you for reading my dear. Of course you are right , I guess I spend my time between worlds !....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Movie Master , I put parenthasies there because there is a song By a country singer . Nice line and thank you for stopping by.....:-}


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

oh, please...i don't want to go to hell...you did it again my friend...beautiful and soulful...


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

I really should change that line , huh? I could have done better Thank you my dear for sharing this and all of them!.....:-}


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Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago from Essex, UK

Evocative descriptions of the night sky. I'm sure ever since man first developed an enquiring mind, invented poetry, and looked upwards, the night sky has inspired and mesmerised.

And still does. Well done.


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tarajeyaram 4 years ago from Wonderland

Wow - just beautiful! Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I liked your description. Voted up and beautiful.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hello Greensleaves , You got that right my friend . May that go on forever ......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

tarajeyarum, Thank you for being so gracious ! thats tooo kind......:-}


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Beautiful Poem - I love that line "holes in the floor of heaven".

Thanks.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Lady E . Thank you , I quoted that line from a song by Steve Warner , a country singer and a great guitarist Glad you were there to enjoy.......:-}

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