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Handshake

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Handshake

The hooves that thundered on the roof,
An awful sound to hear;
And when the mighty steeds arrived,
My heart was gripped with fear.

The horses black as ebony,
A chariot in tow,
A fearsome rider held the reins;
I had no place to go.

The horseman’s face a scowling mask,
So clearly in command;
But racked with pain, I smiled relief
And gladly took his hand.

I will not see the light again;
But here with Death, I feel no pain.

Jack Horne for Gail’s Crossroads contest

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  1. Date: 4/19/2013 5:07:00 PM
    Death seems not so bad, with someone grabbing your hand--I like to go, too, so maybe that will be the way it happens, thoughtful poem Jack

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 10:38:00 AM
    Awesome write! This is really good, as always, Jack. I'm adding this to my Favs. List. Y

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 11:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Gail's "Standing At A Crossroad" contest Jack. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:42:00 AM
    Jack, another wonderful win.. congrats... PD

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 12:52:00 AM
    A sobering yet well put write here that you have done Harry.."

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 8:57:00 AM
    Hi jack having problems leaving comments... in case this go through, congrats brilliant poem...

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 7:12:00 AM
    Well done Jack, congratulations....Seren

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 3:59:00 AM
    Congratulations Jack, loved this when you posted xx

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 11:32:00 PM
    This horse was a winner! Well done

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 8:37:00 PM
    CONGRATS JACK ON A STELLAR WRITE AND WIN MY FRIEND .. HOPE U R DOING WELL .. WE R STILL PLAYING TAG WITH POWER OFF AND ON FOR DAYS NOW BUT GRATEFUL ALL R SAFE LUV..

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 4:10:00 PM
    Hi Jack, I see below you have lost your Dad and I want to say how sorry I am. This kind of loss is so hard to accept no matter how much we know it's coming. I know you must have wonderful memories. Also, your wrote a great poem that reminds me so much of the "headless horseman". Takecare my friend. Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 2:01:00 PM
    Oh Jack, this is an amazing poem, grieve has inspired your poetry, I hope you are coping. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Constance

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 4:51:00 PM
    Dear Jack, Sounds like you've had a terrible tragedy. I wish you peace. Like Sara said I hear my much admired Dickinson here. Your last stanza is a stunning relief to the dark foreboding pace of the carriage horses. Pain and fear finally gone. A beautiful piece of poetry. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 3:36:00 PM
    wow, Jack, you took your father's passing and made a very good poem here. bless you and your family. this one was truly inspired.

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 2:12:00 PM
    Come sweet death, eh. I love the happy ending to your nightmare. Love, daver

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 10:16:00 AM
    A sure winner,Jack.Powerful rhyme! Regards to you and your family..Arild

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 6:24:00 AM
    A very powerful write this Jack, wonderful entry for the contest. Nice to see you back and regards to you and your family.

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 5:17:00 AM
    This one is a winner..It reminds me of Emily Dickinson but your very own creation..Enjoyed reading this morn..Thanks for the visits to my work..Your presence is always uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 3:58:00 AM
    Hey there Jack just wanted to send my regards and also sympathizewith your dad's passing. Hope you and your family are doing okay, lfde Wilma

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 2:56:00 AM
    Hi Jack this is great.... Thanks for your comments, ha ha I see you still read the one 3xs in an hour. Will be thinking of you and the family Thurs xx

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