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Riding Horses with Dad

I weave through the rocks of a rough winding trail
Up through the boulders and sage
Following a ridge to the top of the hill
I'm a young girl, who's coming of age

I am sitting astride a strawberry roan
My Dad rides ahead in the haze
Climbing the crest, they're sure-footed, and know
a place to take rest, where the horses will graze

The clouds pass over, like ships setting sail
Casting shadows on the valleys below
The sky wears a palette of rose colored, pale
Our pace resumes, quiet and slow

Our voices are silent,  all our words have been said
Just a whisper of bird wings, and a wisp of the chill
Our thoughts take our eyes, to a sun, scarlet red
Where it soon disappears, far over the hill

My Dad goes ahead, and has taken the lead
Lost in a mist, our eyes try to see
My mare tries to follow, and everything blurs
We continue our climb,  to reach forest timber
Are those voices we hear, or birds in the air?

Up he goes on the trail, on his faithful old steed, a dream, fading into the clouds..
He is smiling, my Dad,.. on his red sorrel mare

         .......while I stay behind to remember



Copyright © Carrie Richards

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  1. Date: 6/11/2015 11:12:00 PM
    Carrie.. A very touching piece.. Congrats on your big winner!

  1. Date: 6/10/2015 5:22:00 PM
    I see the very rich memory here Carrie many warm wishes on its placing..'

  1. Date: 6/9/2015 11:52:00 AM
    CARRIE. Congratulations on your awesome win. HUGS **SKAT**

  1. Date: 6/9/2015 9:29:00 AM
    such wonderful memories Carrie a delight to read your beautiful poem - congrats on your win:-) Hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 6/9/2015 9:08:00 AM
    Very inspiring and beautiful poem my friend. Memories are the greatest treasure we may have of those taken from us. Congrats on your win my friend. A7

  1. Date: 6/8/2015 10:33:00 PM
    Memories to cherish, and what better way to record them in this wonderful poem... Congrats Carrie :)

  1. Date: 6/8/2015 8:35:00 PM
    always sad for those left behind Carrie a fine tribute congrats on placing hugshugs

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 10:44:00 PM
    I was thinking as I read this add a chorus and what a great song. Then I got to the end and it just broke me. Wow, so incredibly moving and yet completely inspiring!

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 5:39:00 PM
    This gave me goose pimples in the final verses. You were painting such a loving picture. But I know you have lovely memories. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 12:52:00 PM
    loving remembrances of your dad, carrie.. it's the year of the horse!.. sweet congrats on your well-deserved award!.. huggs

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 5:10:00 AM
    Enjoyed the emotional write and congrats on the fine win, carrie

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 3:10:00 AM
    Congratulations my dear friend Carrie . Thank you so much for your full support! Biggest hugs! Love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 3:19:00 PM
    I should have commented on this one two years ago. I know you better now, and I know that some of your fondest memories are of riding with your father. He would like this tribute as much as the rest of us. What a beautiful ending!

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 6:53:00 AM
    Wonderful Carrie, so glad I caught it this time around. This is a perfect example of a Carrie write--they always take the reader home with you!

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 3:24:00 AM
    'My dream fading into the clouds' and 'No words are spoken, they have all been said'...Two of many of my fav lines in this haunting beauty...Congrats my friend! - Tim

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 8:49:00 PM
    great write and win....congrats

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 7:51:00 PM
    Such powerful memories between father and daughter remain forever engraved in our hearts, congrats Carrie on your exceptional win xxx

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 5:03:00 PM
    A fabulous image you have conveyed in your dream poem. Congratulations Carrie. A well deserved win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 12:55:00 AM
    Carrie this memory/dream has made me speechless. Congrats...Seren

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 9:47:00 PM
    love the good memories.congrats on a well deserve win.