LIKE HORSES by Jeffrey Littrell

 

like horses

swift and free

that roamed the western plain

with eyes ablaze

and hearts afire

side by side, we ran untamed

 

the whole world

belonged to us

the future held such promise

we stood up

against the naysayers

and every doubting Thomas

 

the journey

was the reward

we traveled many miles

we drank deeply of the wine

we endured

so many trials

 

now we’re older

our strength is waning

and we’re on two different courses

but our spirits will run together again

through eternity

like horses

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About digthroughlife

I am a fifty-three year old poet who also writes fiction. I worked twenty-three years for the USPS, though never enthusiastically. I am a member of French Writers Worldwide and have had several poems published in French and Spanish. I hold strong opinions on music, film, and human rights. Some of my influences are Charles Bukowski, Arthur Rimbaud, Dylan Thomas, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Sylvia Plath, W.B Yeats, Bob Marley, William Blake, and Hunter S. Thompson. I'm an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Oakland Raiders, and Indiana Pacers. I like traveling by car. I enjoy seeing rock and alt-country bands in small venues. I hold a black belt in Taekwondo, but no longer spar due to injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident in 2005. I play acoustic guitar. I love Crown Royal whiskey and California Kush. Women are both the bane of my existence and all that sustains me. I believe strongly in the power of love and heartbreak. View all posts by digthroughlife

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