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I Saw You Amongst the Wild Horses -part 1-

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I Saw You Amongst the Wild Horses -part 1-

As you know, dear one
I border emotions that perhaps are an enigma to you
You look up to me at times with the highest respect
When you and I both know we are leveled 
I dedicate to you a speech above the most precious jewels
My words surely don’t climb among or above the highness of great
But I can tell you straight—I am proud of my feelings
I am proud to have you here on earth with me
You know, when I wrote those words, joyous bells began to ring
I heard them in harmony, for they agreed
Indeed, I had the council of music in meeting
And we all averred that you are a part of me—a rare ligament that I truly cherish 
For years you have devoted yourself
Fearing that someday I may leave your side
Oh my sweet, beloved friend—how I have!
I do not wish to degrade you—forgive me!
Allow me to further explain
I have left many times from the comfort of your embraces
Blinded by the enigmatic pangs I so desperately conceal
But these moments of solitude allow me to candidly feel
And as I have said—I am proud of my feelings
For they have led me straight to the epiphanies I shall now reveal:

I saw you amongst the wild horses—amid the paragon of temperament
Their nostrils flared at a presence; like confused soldiers, their eyes darted about
I was crazed into fear that I would be founded out
In meadows near from grasp of humanity
You fled but kept me in eyesight
Wondering and wandering—nearly touching the brink of my world
The bells drew you near—for they were apples to your eye
My laughter reached the highest height
You knew that I was not jeering you
I was delighted by your phantasmagoric magnificence!
The majority grazed on
But your dreams were meant for me to hold
At least only for a little while
For in the bells of laughter and music we were one
Cantering all the more closer to the sun
We felt not the burn, but the warmth of friendship
As life flew on in its graces and disgraces
We drew ever nearer
And soon—as was inevitable—
We felt the sear
As you were familiar with them, you took it like a god
And longed—from me—to take it
Instead I concealed the flame
Because the tame are accustomed
To chastisement, fear and incentive

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  1. Date: 8/25/2014 9:06:00 PM
    Oooo....this is rich cohabitation my lovely Laura! You speak like a Goddess. " As life flew on in it's digraces and graces..." devilishly deep! " Your dreams were meant for me to hold..." enchanting Laura, and a FAV. J.A.B.

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 6:13:00 PM
    I love this. It's great and very thoughtful. Thank you so much. to the second I go :)

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 12:13:00 AM
    Wow..... I'm speechless. Amazing write!

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 8:40:00 AM
    No time to dilly dally... heading for Part 2! Great big warm huggeroonies xoxox

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 11:00:00 PM
    great poetry here babe...love it...

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 10:12:00 PM
    That's some nice words up there Laura ;} now for part two ;}

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 7:23:00 PM
    wow Laura, . You are an amazing writer.. moving on to the second part... xox~ Linda