Poem ..........And There Will be Horses

There will be no wars no government
there will be no broken hearts
there will be no lovers who secretly hate
no vehicles but wagons and carts

There will be no glamor no armies
no child abuse no crime
there will be no terror no refugees
moving or leaving all the time

There will only be a keeping of promise
a giving of oneself
everyone will be fed and cherished
not one heart on the shelf

There will be green pastures and running waters
rocky paths and quiet rides
there will be beautiful dreamers and lovely women
oceans and tides

There will be long green valleys quiet sunsets
and blue water courses
There will be deer in meadows eagles on wings
and of course there will be horses



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Jodah 9 months ago from Queensland Australia

Love the positive message of this poem Ed. It follows a similar theme to my poem, "The Dispossessed".


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Ericdierker 9 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

How wonderful. Here I am dreaming. Thank you.


SusieQ42 9 months ago

I love this. It sounds so peaceful. Maybe perfect is a better word! Is it heaven?


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janshares 9 months ago from Washington, DC

So touching, beautifully written. If only. If only we could reach this kind of existence. Thanks for writing.


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Phyllis Doyle 9 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

Oh how I would love a beautiful world like that, Ed. To be in peace and serenity may seem like an impossibility in these days - but, somewhere ...

Very lovely, relaxing poem. Thank you.


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

Sounds like heaven to me! Loved it Ed....


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AudreyHowitt 9 months ago from California

And what a wonderful world that would be!


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ChitrangadaSharan 9 months ago from New Delhi, India

How beautiful! You painted the picture of a beautiful World through your poem.

Nice expressions! Thank you!


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BlossomSB 9 months ago from Victoria, Australia

A lovely poem. Next to dogs, horses are man's (and woman's) best friends.


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ahorseback 9 months ago Author

Thank you Jodah , I love that name !


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ahorseback 9 months ago Author

No Dreaming now Eric !LOL


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ahorseback 9 months ago Author

Suzie Q42 , Thank you so much !


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ahorseback 9 months ago Author

Janshares , Thank you my friend , Yes ......if only !


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shanmarie 9 months ago from Texas

What a serene and beautiful poem! When I was young, I longed to one day live on a ranch with horses, lots of horses. They symbolize a sort of wild freedom in my mind. This ranch was to be large and open, perhaps in Montana or Wyoming. Who knew I'd one day actually move to a state where ranches are part of the cultural ideals and stereotypes? I guess there's hope for me yet - even if it is a lot further south than I always imagined. Although, considering I really do not like the cold, the south is probably a better location. hahaha Anyway, this poem reminds me of that feeling the dream conjured in me.

Oh, and by the way, I did read that poem you first read at age 12. Wow! No wonder it stuck with you! What a horrific tale. I think a poem like that would've given me nightmares, or made me shiver at the very least. The imagery in it is powerful. It definitely stirs emotions.


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ahorseback 9 months ago Author

Philis , Thank you dear ,Somewhere .....Yes !


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ahorseback 9 months ago Author

Thank you Audrey ! Nice to see you !


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ahorseback 9 months ago Author

Chitrangradsharan, What a name there ! ....LOL., Thank you !


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AudreyHowitt 9 months ago from California

Ed, I hope to read your work again --somewhere


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ahorseback 8 months ago Author

Oh Audrey , I won't let YOU down ! ......I'll be somewhere if not here ! Thank you for the vote of confidence .


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ahorseback 8 months ago Author

Shannie , Thank you for being the special soul you are ! You can , like I do , visit a horse ranch on vacation once in a while ! I go to one in Montana occasionally that is truly heavenly ! Thanks for writing this special comment !


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shanmarie 8 months ago from Texas

Someday! But I've never been horseback riding. It's on my bucket list. ;)


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ahorseback 8 months ago Author

Hi Shan , a horseback riding rink and a few lessons are just what you need . Don't forget to get your "me time " in once in a while . It is fun , its really ,really good for the soul. Ever heard of that old saying "The outside of a horse is good for the inside of man" [ women ] ! Its so true . The connection between the horse's and you' re heart is very rewarding and very healing ........:-}

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