....take me home boys......

The dappled sunlight spreads across
a wintered forest floor

And just then a shiver delivered from dusk
embraced me once more

A slight breeze delivered a message
though not waiting for a reply

Not unusual to hear storms thunder
across a winter sky

Its all okay though I expect this
for my time being

As a warning mood sets it's anchor
within.....I'm just now seeing

And yet any thoughts of my peace of
mind seems an illusion

Or was it my ill mannered ego and
it's need for inclusion

Then a hollow longing voice in the lofting
spruce and pines

Sunlit silence greets me at the meadows
edge .......deep breath.... unwind

Just the cobalt blue winter sky....... there's
no storm tonight

The storm is the one within ....its okay
I know....I'll be alright

"Remember its the pleasures in smallest things"
I watch as the dogs rolling in the cold

"Take me home boys ".........A smiling dog is
a wonder to behold








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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Such a visual visceral verse.

". . . dappled sunlight spreads across a wintered forest floor. . ." The visual identifies and imagination is captured, brushing in the scenario.

"A slight breeze delivered a message. .not waiting for a reply. . " So like a breeze to breeze on by on its own mission!

". . . storms thunder across a winter sky. . ." Chilling to the bone!

". . .a warning mood sets its anchor. . ." An nameless terror is inked into the picture.

". . . a hollow longing voice in the lofting spruce and pines. . ." An echo of a formless inner scene.

"Sunlit silence. . . at the meadow's edge. . ." ". . . the cobalt blue winter sky. . ." The echoing imagery and hues begin to brighten.

". . . the dogs rolling in the cold. . ." ". . . a smiling dog. . . a wonder to behold" The solution emerges there within the setting itself.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Vote up, awesome and beautiful. I love your poetry. This one reminded me of huskies pulling a sled mushing through the snow.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Nellieanna , Thank you , perhaps a little too much? One of those poems full of anxt.....How is my friend?....:-}


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Onlt y one word needed here;

'Beautiful !!!!'

Take care my friend and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Eiddwen. Thank you Eddy , I hope your days are becoming brighter than a while ago ! .....:-}


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

No, not "too much". I noticed the prevailing angst. . . There's no mandatory lid on honest angst. It's entirely personal and becomes a matter of how one is able to resolve it, personally.

I just had to express my responses to & perceptions of this beautifully written expression of it. It seemed that the concluding lines express the writer's drawing in a deep restorative breath & embracing some of the best things of life - home and man's best friends. It left a good taste in my mouth and a deep respect for the writer, both in the writing about personal angst and a resolving of whatever inspired it at that moment.

Thank you for the well wishes. I'm fine. Will be more so if the car repairs are done by Wednesday!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I agree with Eddy, only one word needed, Beautiful..


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Nellieanna , You are so kind , always ! And always full of wisdom and insight ,Thank you for being You!..:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Thank you Always exploring , Pretty new picture there !.......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Research papers , Thats very kind my friend!.....:-}


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

love the tapestry of words woven on this masterpiece ahorseback...nature is therapeutic...


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Raciniwa , Thank you ! Yes and I wish you much peace and serenity! Its out there ........:-}


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

Thank you for publishing this lovely poem. I especially liked the way you ended it:

'"Remember its the pleasures in smallest things"

I watch as the dogs rolling in the cold

"Take me home boys ".........A smiling dog is

a wonder to behold'

Perfect! :)


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hello James , Thank you for stopping , I hope you have a dog or two , good for the soul!.....:-}

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