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The Dusty Horse (Poets United)

                              Laurie Pace  http://www.lauriepace.blogspot.com/

The dusty horse stands lone with reins unmanned
Its saddle slants with bloodstains dried and brown
Sweat pours like mud from heaving sides distressed
The cowboy’s dead and lost on prairie’s land

A red bandanna dances ‘cross hot sand
It’s torn and damp from tears and sweat and fear
An angel’s breath blew home the faithful mare
The dusty horse stands lone with reins unmanned

A pistol lay uncocked in limp scarred hands
An ambush flashed from friends with smiles and guns
A prayer lay froze on lips now pale and chapped
The cowboy’s dead and lost on prairie’s land

The dusty horse stands lone with reins unmanned
A red bandanna dances ‘cross hot sand

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14 thoughts on “The Dusty Horse (Poets United)

  1. I can taste the dust on lips after reading. I read your oneshot but this one grabbed me. Thanks much for visiting my page and I'm happy to have discovered you through One Stop Poetry 🙂

  2. Wonderfully emotive for me, Henry. The rhythm and use of repetition is wonderful. I am thinking it must be a form of some kind but not sure what (I am not up on forms). I like the horse painting too and the big tree on the top of your blog is wonderful. Thanks for visiting my blog as well.

  3. This form and the repetition and changing placement of the lines is very intriguing. Great job! The pace and metre are perfection.p.s. I love that tree photo every time I come in here – what a spectacular tree!

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