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Riding The Crest Of A Wave

Updated on November 24, 2011

Man's Greatest Friend.

The strength and emotion that is felt between a horse and rider is not clearly seen. Riding these majestic animals, who have your safety in their will, leaves you awestruck. As you know, my own horse is a stallion, usually viewed as a dangerous animal, but I would trust him before any man not to hurt me. He stands tall and graceful. His power from rippling muscles reminds me how I need to respect him. He is my friend, my father when I ride him and my protector whenever I am close to him. Riding on the beach, unrestrained and free with the wind in your hair, and the sounds of the surf crashing in your ears, is the sound and feel of total freedom. I am always remembered how wonderful life is when I share such beautiful times with him.

High Flyer

Riding the crest of the wave,

the surf stinging in my face,

Not a single sinner on this planet,

No human kind in this place.


Rippling muscles beneath me,

amazed at the strength I can feel.

Horse and rider together,

memories fleeting, are so real.


Golden sand beneath us,

bright sky above,

crashing surf around us

night riding in the buff.


Woman and beast at one,

rhythmn slowly beating

In the twinkling of an eye

this moment will be gone.


Hair shining in the moonlight,

mane flying in the wind

shells cracking under every step

shifting movement under limbs


Horses coat is now glistening

sweat covering from limb to limb,

In contact with my horses back

the chances of rain are looking slim.


Lungs bursting with the power

of the wind rushing by,

skin thrilling to the touch of the sand

leaving trials of silk as it dries.


Woman and beast together,

the horse is now flying high

tail widely flowing,

twisting like the colours in the sky.


Trust is what I feel,

admiration too,

I have waited so long for this freedom,

the surf shouts "I caress you!"


Hasten my steed for home

as daylight doesn't hide,

the sight of a naked rider,

galloping scared, eyes open wide.



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    • Mrs. J. B. profile image

      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Netts: A must read again for me. Just stunning pictures, so eloquently written... Submit your works..

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thank you Mrs J.B my friend, you are so kind. x

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      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      I LOVE THIS POEM....

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Hi Truckstop Sally, thanks for the visit, I am glad you enjoyed the ride lol

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      Truckstop Sally 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the ride. Very inspiring. Makes me want to get to the beach right NOW! Thanks

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Fossillady thank you so much for your lovely comment, everyone should experience the freedom of horse and rider on the beach, at least once in their lives. Nothing matches up to the sheer power.

      Hi Peg,

      Thank you for your support, I am still not happy with my poetry but I guess practise does make perfect eventually lol.

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      Peg Cole 

      7 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This one was truly beautiful and the pictures were wonderful! You are quite the poet. Loved every line.

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      Kathi 

      7 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Wow, I felt as if I was riding the horse myself, I could feel the wind and smell the ocean, beautiful words, bluestar

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      b. my friend, breathless is what this type of relationship leaves you, and no smelly socks to wash lol It is the most liberating of moments. Thanks as ever for all your support and great comments.

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thank you Genna, there is no better feeling in the world, wild and sensational. Only trust keeping you from harms way. Glad you liked this one

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      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      Wow, Bluestar, this one leaves me Breathless..."Night riding in the Buff" and the pictures, you've really Scored with this Beautiful Poem, Thanks for your talent!

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      Genna East 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I haven't ridden in some time, but reading this peom made me want to get to a stable. I especially liked:

      "I have waited so long for this freedom,

      the surf shouts "I caress you!"

      Very well done...I really liked this.

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Why thank you kind sir, I hope the picture stays with you for a while lol Great to hear from you again Bill.

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Thank you Lady Godiva for the exquisite mental picture!

      (I wonder why women are so attractive when mounted on a horse?)

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