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A Horse Going Home

The road home is much more beautiful
than any road going away.
I wish far more that my method of transportation
doesn't fail me, that my arrival time
would come more quickly
and anything in my path would move aside.

There is a patient impatience about the journey,
relaxed about going home, yet wanting to be there.
As I watch people going
toward unknown destinations
it's impossible to tell who is headed home
and whose path is leading them away.

If you've ever ridden a horse goin' home
you know by the pace of his step
and the look in his eye that at the end of the trail
there was food, rest, warmth and love.
If you were to watch the pace of my step
and the gleam in my eyes you'd know I was going home.

And there was one reason that outweighed all the rest -

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  1. Date: 6/19/2013 4:47:00 PM
    Love your simile of a horse headed home. We never let ours gallop home in case they developed a habit of bolting. Enjoyed reading your words today. SuZ

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 6:30:00 AM
    It brings home the sweetness of home, friend, well done. Congrats!!

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 5:34:00 PM
    Congrats on your well deserved win. AO

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 11:42:00 AM
    Oh yes the foot does get a little heavy on the metal the closer you get...congratulations Craig...

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 6:36:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 5:59:00 PM
    Craig congratulations on your win. I especially love the ending. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 5:54:00 PM
    A lovely piece. And its true. A horse always knows the way and is in a hurry to get home. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 1:25:00 PM
    A well written, composed poem with great imagery. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 1:19:00 PM
    - Thanks for letting me visit your home - Congratulations on your win in the contest: "A Home" - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 1:02:00 PM
    My big hearty congratulations my dear friend , Craig for your win and your very beautiful poem. I love it so much and I’ve extremely enjoyed. Thanks a lot for your full support! Love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 7:39:00 AM
    This is a professional level poem It scored 0.579 on the Poetry Assessor