Once Upon a Midnight Meadow.....

I dreamt of Orion in the still of night
and of his request I'd given thought
Would I ....could I ...become an avenger
the one request he'd brought

But my dream was real ........I knew that
late within the night
I came around in a field of moonglow
though something wasn't right

The moon was burning like daylite
the stars were cobalt blue
I could see forever though still quite dark
now this is something new

And realizing the horses all had wings
mine had eyes lit of avenging fire
Purple ...gold...and crimson.....
pick the color you desire

I observed in wonder as I saddled up
that this was going to be hard
Yet something changed in me as I rode
I became one of Orions guards

Orion and I .........we ride for the children
those hiding in the shadows ...the rain
Take careful aim at those who would would hurt
scorching those who inflict the pain

And one day when we are through these
perpetrators will walk no more
For they will know the fires of vengence
and they will know for sure

















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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

I really love this Ahorseback. I am a sucker for rhyming poems and I love the flow...of you and Orion...ride on!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Cardisa , Come ride with Us !.........huggs :-}


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echoe0021 4 years ago from Conway, AR

That sounded so awesome, I loved the story of it.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

You are wonderful. May I print this one out? I love it and would like to keep it.


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AndreaSWilson 4 years ago from Bel Air, MD

There's strength in this poem.... Very nice!


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Oh - this is powerful, horseback. There is a sort of seething ember of rage underlying it, toward abusers. And that rhyme and cadence fit the mood so well, all couched within the coolness of moonlight and distant constellation. I'm amazed and will need to cogitate on it further.

Rating way up.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Echoe, Thank you very much......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Michele , Yes please , and I gift it to you!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Andrea , I really appreciate that! Thanks.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Nellieanna , from some personal experience I could be the avenger, I hate people who bully , hurt and dominate....And yes , as cool as a cucumber I would wage a war against abusers!....Thank you for understanding.


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saddlerider1 4 years ago

This was a mighty scribe of being an avenger, I know I could be one. The predators and abusers of this world need to be extinguished forever, my sidearm would stay loaded and the bullets would fly as I saddled on high and road against the wind to track em down like the Mantracker would. Great piece my friend. Merry Christmas to you and yours and may your New Year be blessed.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Saddlerider My Friend , and to you and yours ! Merry Christmas , I know you would ride hard with us Saddleman!......:-}Drive carefully my man!


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moonstruck4ever 4 years ago from somewhere in upstate New York

VERY nice!!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Moonstruck Thank you , I appreciate that......:-}


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful ahorseback, Fight on until the world is free of abusers...Merry Christmas..


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hey Always , Merry Christmas to you........:-}


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Thumbs up, my friend!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

can i ride with you my knight in shining armor?great thought...


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

raciniwa , You May! We need you with us !.....:-}


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

I found this to be an excellent rhyme of cosmic proportions. The universe needs more guardians of the children. Beautiful!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Poetvix, thats really nice of you and I agree, I am amazed at how much abuse goes on behind the scenes. And to children , I could really 'lose it' with revenge at times. Nice to see you........:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Nellieanna , Oh man ! I missed your comment , what a ditz I can be !.......:-}


jami l. pereira 4 years ago

Beautiful ..And Amen ! I loved this ...perpetrators will walk no more

For they will know the fires of vengence

and they will know for sure

Great Job , Nice to see you , i havent seen you in awhile , Have a very Happy New Year ! :)


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Jami , Happy New year dear girl, I havent been on in a while ....Too busy ! Nice to see you as well, and oh , by the way as with rosemay , we won't let you leave either! Hugs......:-}


jami l. pereira 4 years ago

Aww , lol youre sweet , thank you very much ! Happy New Year to you too!:)


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Jami ,We hubbers are sweet on our friends , we're like that.


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sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

I agree with Nellieanna about the ember of rage burning in your words. Best wishes for peace and serenity in the New Year.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Sligobay , Nice to see you sir , I hope you are well and having a festive holiday ! I hope your year is powerful good as well.......:-}


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

NO, no. - It didn't require a reply - but thank you!


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Freya Cesare 4 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Would you, Dad, become an avenger?


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Freya , Yes sometimes I could do that ! I think that abuse of any one weaker than a man or an adult is wrong and causes unimaginable lifelong pain .What a beautiful new picture of you my georious muslim daughter!...:=}

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