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My to-do list

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My to-do list

I have a to- do list cos I am thirty this year
Top of the agenda is to ride bareback through fire

Done many things in my short life
My twenty todo list did cause me strife

Wanted to walk on wings flying way up above
My bravery ran out they had to give me a shove

I did it, i perused the land from on high
What a beautiful thing, this variable sky

Back to the circus ring, my stomach did flip
Thoughts of why the heck did i think of this

Brought out this Black Stallion with nostrils aflare
Grabbed hold of his mane he gave me a stare.

We hadnt even started yet
my hands they did sweat

Then I saw the large ring, no flames afire
Wanted to slink  off and forget i was here

As I got up close my nostrils held that smell
The oily rags lit up were as hot as hell

Lit up was like a giant firework display
Riding through it, oh my did i pray

The horse didnt flinch  as I fell around his neck and cried
Thank you Black Stallion for being a safe steed



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  1. Date: 8/1/2013 6:45:00 AM
    My friend great bucket list things to do , stuff I would not do,, but I must say riding that black horse is a temptation, great rhyme, rhythm and flow, imagery great too, enjoyed your poem thanks for sharing an exciting list, blessings to you sueellen

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 8/1/2013 6:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Haha Sue-Ellenthere must be some wild thing you want to do ...Seren
  1. Date: 7/31/2013 11:23:00 AM
    Hi Seren great write loved it, all the best Poetowen

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 8/1/2013 6:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Owen....Seren
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 10:39:00 PM
    This is such a beautiful write, I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem, Great Work!!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 7/30/2013 11:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thx Russell is everything ok? ...Seren
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 6:12:00 PM
    I think riding a horse through fire may be on my top twenty things I never want to do, lol. Since when did thirty become the new extreem sports age. This is a wonderful poem, I definitely would like to visit more often. Maybe this is some imagery or some welsh tradition I don't know about, not that I know any, but the poem is a good story. Great work

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 7/30/2013 11:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lol no must have been to to many circuses growing up...Seren