National Poetry Month: Pretty Lil’ Horses

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Pretty Lil’ Horses

 

Pretty horses

Running free

from one fence to the next

and in the barn come sunset

warm hay

fresh oats

same tomorrow

 

Pretty horses

Running wild

along the windswept shore and sea

those roaming nomads, rough and untamed

blowing breeze

salted grass

elemental survivors

 

Pretty horses

Running races

they’re off, flying down the track

with hearts pumping, ‘round the turn

finish line

wreathed roses

winning streak




© A. F. Stewart 2017 All Rights Reserved


National Poetry Month: Black Narcissus

Today begins my annual participation in National Poetry Month where I write a poem a day for the month of April.  So here’s today’s offering…

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Black Narcissus

 

Velvet and ebon petals hide

all those evening tear stains

in the shadows of the past

 

Such sweet graceful delicacy,

above that wind-blown pain

velvet and ebon petals hide

 

Rare and aloof, untouchable

A dark beauty perched atop

all those evening tear stains

 

Abide eternal in silence

and where footsteps walk

in the shadows of the past


© A. F. Stewart 2017 All Rights Reserved