Tell Orion I will go...............

I too know the draw of the bow and my aim
straight and true
I can and will send the arrow far
and as high as you

You have been there sinse the beginning
vigilant and sure
Guarding over our night keeping
this universe so pure

Rest my fine soldier let the
youngbloods
take your place
We can see long into the night
as we watch the planets race

No one will listen though as the shooting stars
swish away
We all look to the sky Orion and await
what you might say

Let me travel alone for awhile
you may rest among the purest maidens
Untill once again you rise
your shoulders lean and laden

Mankind has left you stranded
on night watch .....rest my strong friend
While I take over in the night
alone to the very end



Comments 12 comments

Vincent Moore 4 years ago

So nice to see you back ahorseback. I have been off the net for almost a week with my move to new digs. I did however publish one last night, I find I scribe best late hours. This piece my friend is magnificent as any of your work, I felt the airyness of the celestial bodies surround my thoughts. Oh yes the warrior Orion must be so tired, time for him to rest his arms and bow. You found your target in his Universe and your words as always serve to tell a story with your own personal touch. Voted UP awesome, beautiful and of course always interesting.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

yes, loved this poem.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Vincent my friend , good luck on the new home whats with that ? I will check out that hub ! Of course ! Hope all is well out there .


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

May i say that i agree with Vincent. Your poetry is beautiful and different. I love that. Thank you.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Your words sent me spinning into the universe. Passing this on.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Cleaner 3, Thank you my friend .....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Always ! Thank you for being soo sweet!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy , Come back to us we need you here !, "spinning into space " Have you been in the wine cellars over there !...lol


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago

This is absolutely beautiful! voted up, awesome, and beautiful!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Well thank you Lisa , I appreciate that alot!......:-}


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Great poem ahorseback! The skies have held our attention as long as we have been on earth, and majestic Orion stands as always.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Xstatic , love that name , thank you sir . I often feel in awe because or in spite of my ignorance of this wonderous universe LOL.....:-}

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