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Highlander, Driving the Sheep

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Highlander, Driving the Sheep

Dismal clouds, a steel gray sky lay heavy, on a wrangler's eye And the ice upon the time-worn world of trodden hills, and where sheep have grazed have glazed the trail, along the way To flee from the sting of winter's keep stray sheep seek shelter among the trees A border collie, takes command and herds the flock to form a band Wild geese form arrows sharp and clean As instinct guides, and trust is keen While northeast winds so white with sleet Bury plains, once gleaned of wheat With the weight of burdens never done the lone man works without a sun entrenched in white beneath his feet wearing overalls, boots soaked in peat and fleece upon his heart of toil His back is bent with glistened soil His lone companions know the way Two steadfast horses, have earned their hay A border collie, never strays Wearily waiting till the master is done He labors on, as the evening falls To a distant light, where his hunger calls Too cold to wipe his dampened brow His limped hat... it glistens now With cheeks of red, he steels his breath Like forefathers did, until the death Humble pride, a job to bear, another day that he will wear
__________________________________________________________ Based on the Painting by Richard Beavis.... Highlander Driving the Sheep For Contest sponsored by Isaiah Zerbst

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  1. Date: 5/20/2014 2:29:00 PM
    Wonderful poem Carrie. When reading, the images flowed with your words. Lovely story ones told here, James :)

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 10:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on this fine win, Carrie

  1. Date: 1/7/2014 3:39:00 PM
    Carrie, . Congratulations, and thank you for entering my contest. It has been a delight hosting so many contests. If you like you can enjoy the hugs, I left all winning poems on my blog "I WILL BE FAITHFUL." link-------> <----- Enjoy and stop by if you'd like...... Always & Forever ** LINDA

  1. Date: 1/6/2014 12:04:00 AM
    Wonderfully done, it takes me to the hills and moutains, and i feel like i am standing with the herder on an adventure great job and thank you for taking me on the journey. cheri

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 12:57:00 PM
    Carrie an excellent image of a very hard way of life particularly when it is winter, it is freezing here at the moment but nothing compared to some parts to the USA..I like it…David

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 12:30:00 PM
    ;wonderful story Carrie...I love it. BG

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 9:46:00 PM
    wow...i have not seen that painting as i have been scarce as of late, but you sure paint a vivid picture with your words and this flows as beautiful as the picture you have painted! Wonderful poem Carrie...good luck in the contest! I think you penned a gem here! Hugs