Same ghosts different night........

Must we always ride the guilded chariots
of the guilty I asked
Yet She just turned away and ignored
me with her sinister smile
I suspect now that that was her
gift to all men
Now she never answers a question
without consulting
the silver
coated glass
Thats so proud to
be called her mirror
Just to play it safe
though
I never ride in a coach
anymore but take
only the horse to preserve
my pride
I suppose
And so in this way we
spend silent nights far apart
Me pretending the fire
needs another piece of wood
And her shivering in
her solitude
in gold lanterned
coaches

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Good read. One can take this in a number of ways, adding to the theme. Thank you.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Mhatter thank you sir !


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A wonderful poem as always; I especially liked the following :

suspect now that that was her

gift to all men

Now she never answers a question

without consulting

the silver

coated glass

That's so proud to

be called her mirror

Have a wonderful Christmas my dear friend.

Eddy.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Sigh...how true to life this is....sadly..

we are attracted to what we see - when what we can't 'see' is the difference between existing and enduring - and living and loving!

Love how you think, cowboy!


JThomp42 3 years ago

Great read! Wonderful picture as well.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

And to you and that lover man too Eddy! Thank you for always being sweet!.....Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

I love how you comment , ImLesliiie ! You have a way with directing your beauty simply right into your words . I Love how you think too . You're so ummm beaudacious !And hot looking too !.......he he ...


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

JThomp, Thank you my friend !........theses comments keep me writing ! I appreciate that ......Ed


JThomp42 3 years ago

You are very welcome Ed!


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

It's so sad when people just love you for your outer veneer and cannot see the good beneath. That's how I was reading this. I love the imagery of the mare.....it's a good one to illustrate this point! Thanks, horseback!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Midget , yes , Good ole google images !.Thank you .......:-}


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teaches12345 3 years ago

Your talent shows through on this post. So vivid and the interpretation is open to the mind's imagery of words. Very enjoyable to read.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Teaches , I was kind of going someplace ? with this one and decided ........Maybe just say it and let it go !Thank you for sharing ........:-}


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

This does feel like you just let go--I think those make the most intriguing writes!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Audrey ,I've done that enough to know that letting go itself can be a good thing ! Today ....I am in a good place ! .Nice to see you !


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Just beautiful and it's so true that the loving may be easy but the letting go is extremely hard.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Gypsy , I was just on a rant with this one !lol........Merry Christmas my dear !

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