My Fading Horizon

My last ride into a fading future
My last ride into a fading future | Source

Liquid pain guised soft as rain on my cut, wrinkled face
While my lone companion has ran his last race.
Snow guised as cold as rejection leads my horizon to dust
Feet as rocks and memories as clocks no one else to trust.

Fading horizon was my lover in despair and fright
Holding my hand in black, lifeless campfire nights.
Singing a lover's jagged melody to the wilds
Making up lies to justify the wicked miles.

Still, we rode the trails of youth so bare
Talked, walked the road of lovers rare.
Drinking her wine, her sweet seducing wine
Crying in morning mist oh lover, oh lover be mine.

Rivers of stolen Indians trust take me a last ride
Still be the cold, heartless winds slow be the tide.
Oh, old companion with miles of no complaint
I wish I had a gift to steal her dessert's hypnotic paint.

My fading horizon I chase no more
I'm used, abused, and suffering the more
Winged warriors gather encircled tombs
Around a final turn a death's appointment looms.

I cry a single tear and hum a fading note
I leave no lover, take no cover to face the one abode.
Hoofs cleave to and fro fast now finally slow
My breath, my death a final horizon know.

No looking back
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© 2016 Kenneth Avery

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word55 4 months ago from Chicago

Hey Ken, I think this is the first poem that I read of yours. This was great! I didn't know that you wrote poems. You've been holding back buddy. Do some more. Poems are right up my alley.


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faith-hope-love 4 months ago from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

Enjoyed "Last Ride To Fading Horizon,. Mine to is Fading and I am now on the Last Circuit towards the finishing Line. Read it Twice. Very, Very, Good. Excellent . John W


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Jodah 4 months ago from Queensland Australia

Kenneth, once again incredible poetry from you. Sad but beautiful. Many of us can see our horizon fading, or is it actually getting closer and sharper, I'm not sure? Well done, my friend.


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faith-hope-love 4 months ago from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

My horizon, is as you suggested, drawing closer and definitely sharper, but the horizon of my dreams is on a definite fade.


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RGNestle 4 months ago from Seattle

Wow.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Awesome poetry. Thank you for the amazing and creative poetic journey.


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kenneth avery 3 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

word55,

Hi, bro! Thanks for the solid words. I appreciate you, my friend, for yourself and your gifts.

I dabble in abstract/prose and essays once in awhile. I always feel better spiritually when one is finished.

Thanks for being interested.

May God bless you richly.


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kenneth avery 3 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

faith-hope-love,

My sincere appreciation and thanks for your two comments and you pose a very deep thought: (Your) horizon may be growing closer and sharper. You have taught me something great in that one sentence. I now think that it is how we lived that dictates if our last horizons are sharp or faded.

Thank you my friend.


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kenneth avery 3 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Jodah,

Thank you, good friend, for the interest you show in my works.

I can honestly say to you that ever since the first moment we met, you have yet to say anything negative, dark, or phrases that plant doubt in my soul. And for this alone, I should thank God everyday.

I am thankful for God and His love and mercy, but also for GREAT friends like you, and ALL of My Followers on HP.

I mean it.

Have a nice and peaceful day.


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kenneth avery 3 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

RGNestle,

Your "Wow" says so much to me. I envy you for that gift.


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kenneth avery 3 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Gypsy Rose Lee,

Although I have never met you does not imply that I do not want to meet such a sweet, humble and selfless lady as yourself.

My spine actually tingles at the reading of your comments--no matter what hub you are commenting about.

You, my friend, are very special. Very special.

I wish that I had the right ways and words to just say, "Thank you, Gypsy Rose Lee for ALL of your kindness. I love and appreciate you."

Peace.

Write me anytime and please keep in touch.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Aww thank you so much for the praise Kenneth. I try I really do. So glad to have you among my online friends. Keep writing, I'll keep reading. Guess that was why even though it's a voluntary award I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award for of all things my armchair travel blog. It started out as a blog about various topics and then one day just transformed into a travel blog. You might be interested in checking it out.

https://yamarella.wordpress.com/2016/08/19/blogger...


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kenneth avery 3 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Gypsy Rose Lee,

You are always welcome and have earned all of the praise from me and others on HP for you incredible works.

I will give HP my best. And when I am in the throws of writing a hub, you will be on my mind.

Thanks too, for the blog link.

Peace.

Write me soon.

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