The Pale Rider's Lament

He sits very still...

Not moving with breeze...

Observing the world...

not counting the years...

people as trees...

Spirits come and leave...

sharing news of his call.

He does what he must...

no more, no less...

that's all.


When people stop listening...

when his Brother cant touch...

he calls for a change...

brings them to their knees...

or to the end and such.


Some times there's pain...

but thats not the point...

no pity to feel...

the good he ignores...

their path is hard enough he feels...

just welcomes them when they're through...

receives their accounting...

then to their rest...

to their Master for their due...

they pass without notice...

Thats just as well.


A god he is not...

just one of a few...

one they call cursed...

when God they adjure...

more comfortable in black...

then a man with silk purse.


He has seen quite enough...

yet he'll see more...

till all genuflect...

knocking the Master's door.


He saw the greats tumble...

helped them to fall...

nothing shocking in that...

its his job...

thats all.


He longs for a rest...

thats all that he prays...

the purity of man...

his fellows willing to be saved...

is what keeps him there on the hill...

o'er looking the mob...

Awaiting the Word...

Just doing his job.


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

Good expression. Did you mean pale instead of pail. Can explain what it means Jaggedfrost? Are you speaking of death?


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twolittlehands 6 years ago from Utah

Well, I know what I have to do: make good use of the time I have to improve, and hope there is enough of it left!


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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago Author

You were absolutely right Sky, thanks for pointing that out and yes the reference was accurate as well.

lol, You always say that twolittlehands, I am sure you haven't anything too grievous to improve.


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

Hi Jaggedfrost, You are a great writer. I have lots to improve lol. I now have google chrome so it helps but most of my hubs are full of errors. lol


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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago Author

Yeah, Chrome doesn't have a perfect spell check. I have often had to cut my work and put it into a Word document to check it for errors and then bring it back.

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