Shine on desert moon.....

Falling rock in the distance awakens
time mellowed imaginations
Pale cliffs of melting butter in the full
moon underlie well lit constellations

Lonely howls of the coyotes bounce away
to eternal bliss
"I feel the very same way"....... I say out loud
I feel just like this

The desert life ....timeless... doesn't allow
shallow self pity
Not so like the country boy dwelling
in the isolation of the city

But lately .... the need of solitude has a death grip
on my inner child
And yet I know it can never be tamed
by this desert wild

Maybe ...just maybe I'll stay right
here until I become just like this
This desert ...
this stone mountain....
this lonely howling night
and this eternally peaceful
desert bliss

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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

"Pale cliffs of melting butter" is a great use of words, and "until I become just like this..." Thank you for writing this.

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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

The dessert wild is a nice place to be though. You can become one with nature. This is beautiful Ahorseback.

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teaches12345 4 years ago

You post a good argument for living in the desert. The wind, the animal life, the moon's light all make it a wonderful place for reflecting on life. The city, as you mention, doesn't quite allow you to stretch and does keep you isolated among so many people.

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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Probing! - Beautifully probing.

Essentially, I am a desert rat, you know.

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Freya Cesare 4 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

You seems living inside very beautiful surounding and love it very much. Beautiful. Like always.

Wish you are well, my poetic father. Have a nice day there.

Best Wishes


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Moments like you described are timeless and rare. Lying on my back at 2am watching a meteor shower, in the desert as you said, alone on a winter night at the beach, makes me want to stay forever and become one with them. Your poem is lovely and your imagination boundless.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Yetsenoh , Thank you , I love the quiet of night anywhere , the desert , the oceans , even the city has interest for me , the quiet streets in the full moon or an autumn afternon at the park ...Its all great , no?

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Cardisa Yes mam ! as are so many places , and there is no place like home for us either ! Or with your favorite goat ? LOL . for me its the dogs ....the world has gone to the dogs !.....:-}

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up! Oh my I love the wild plains and empty spaces so much ever imagined me and a wolf by a campfire. No kidding love animals so and your poignant poem made me think of this.

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Truly beautiful my very dear friend.

Take care and enjoy your week.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Nellieanna , "The Essential Desert Rat Handbook" should be the title of your short story ! We can't wait for the publisher !lol.....You are a gift my friend !......:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Freya Cesare . I don't live near the deserts but often wish I did .It doesn't matter though does it ? We surround ourselves with nature wherever we are ! You! my dear woman ....Be well!.....:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hyphenbird , you are so right . To be one with natures surroundings in this world is timeless. Thank you for this sharing we do ....:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose , the beauty of nature is haunting at times , and elusive at others ! Some days we are one and others too far apart ! Thank you........:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Eiddwen , thank you as always , the kindness you have always shown is much appreciated.And right back attcha!.........:-}

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