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Riding Horses with Dad

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Riding Horses with Dad

Following the brush of a brown mare's tail
Up through the boulders and sage
Riding the ridge of the rocky hills
I'm a young girl, of blossoming age

I am sitting astride a strawberry roan
My Dad rides ahead in the haze
Climbing the crest, we had a view of our home
Where we could rest, and the horses would graze

The clouds pass over like ships set sail
Casting shadows on valleys below
The sky has turned a rose colored pale
Our pace resumes, quiet and slow

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

My Dad goes ahead, and has taken the lead
My mare tries to follow, but our vision has blurred
We continue our climb,  to reach forest timber
Are those voices of angels, I hear?

Up he goes on the trail, on his faithful steed
My dream, fading into the clouds..
He is smiling, my Dad,.. on his sorrel brown

                                  .......And I stay behind to remember







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  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.

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 5:19:00 PM
    This is..... well....Absolutely FIRST RATE POETRY!!! SOUPMAIL

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 1:23:00 PM
    A lovely memory of dad Carrie, thank you for sharing it and congrats on your win hugs Vie

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 1:10:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D's "Emotional" contest Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 12:14:00 PM
    carrie congrats on your win,very moving ..David

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 12:05:00 PM
    Kuddos on you win, Carrie! I remember this beauty...it's still with my FAVs. A touching poem. Ruben.

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    It should have been placed higher in my book.
  1. Date: 4/10/2012 10:27:00 AM
    congrats on your win cory

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 10:11:00 AM
    Carrie, congratulations with your emotional poem! Thank you very much for sharing something so emotional with us. Some poems, are tough to express and share out in the open. God Bless. Always~ PD

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