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Along A Colorado Trail

I saddle my faithful horse, King, for another day on the trail.
My dog, Duke, is anxious to go, I can tell by the wag of his tail!
The soothing sound of creaking leather is music to me,
As we seek another day of adventure, so many wonders to see!

We ascend higher on majestic Pikes Peak as we saunter along,
Enjoying the hymn of babbling brooks and accompanying birdsong.
Looking to the plains below I see buffalo at graze on the prairie;
Perched on a towering tor, a magnificent eagle surveys all from its aerie!

Off to my right a little ways, mountain sheep pose on a crag,
And suddenly, trotting across the trail is a spectacular stag!
Peering shyly from yon copse is a doe and her beautiful fawn.
I savor the sight of these gorgeous critters awhile, then move on.

Near a remote mountain tarn a herd of pronghorn antelope gambol,
And along a rushing stream a herd of sleek elk browse and amble.
Bushy tailed marmot scurry about gathering fare for their survival,
To stash in their burrows in anticipation of winter's arrival!

A little ways down the trail I spy a bear and her adorable cub.
Thankfully, King is not spooked and they vanish in the scrub!
Off in the distance I espy a mountain lion lounging in a tree,
But Duke and I keep a wary eye on him and agree to let him be!

King, Duke and I amble down the trail in the shadow of Pikes Peak,
Enjoying another day of nature's marvels of which we shall always seek!
Another day on the trail savoring mountain air and pristine sky,
Cherishing the works of The Creator forever etched in my mind's eye!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 8/21/2019 11:58:00 AM
I see that you would make a great tour guide! Take King along and label your business, 'King's Tours.' There you go!! Great narration, Bob. Best wishes, Gershon
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 8/21/2019 1:23:00 PM
Thank you, Gershon my friend, for your kind comments re some of my recent concoctions and your continued support and encouragement - Bob
Date: 8/17/2019 7:40:00 PM
G'day Bob … the picture you write is a ripper. Being amongst genuine natural beauty cannot be surpassed - thank you Bob - Lindsay
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 8/18/2019 12:28:00 PM
G'day Lindsay. I agree - ain't nothin' like minglin' with nature. This is a fictional write - I ain't got a horse or dog, just old Jeff my cat, but the critters I speak of are real here in the Colorado Springs area. Some of them are caught roaming the streets & breaking into homes causing all kinds of havoc! - Bob
Date: 8/17/2019 12:26:00 PM
Having been brought up in the West, I loved your picturesque images.
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Date: 8/17/2019 2:07:00 AM
Pikes Peak sounds heavenly Robert, I can only imagine the joy, serenity and excitement of being there with your horse and dog. I feel much the same when we go to the Kruger Park, but we can only stay in our car. Beautiful write, Hugs, Jennifer.
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 8/17/2019 10:18:00 AM
Jenn, this is a fictional write, altho, many of the creatures I describe in the poem are very real here in the Pikes Peak area of Colorado. In fact many of them roam the streets of Colorado Springs now and then causing consternation! the Wild West!!! Thx for commenting on this and the Relief Behind a Tree write. Best to you - Bob
Date: 8/16/2019 9:27:00 PM
I enjoyed reading your poem, Robert! A delightful tale. Blessings, Kim
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