Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Poetry Jam & Friday Flash 55 "Mustang"


Mustang

My loyal and true heart
is a cowboy's desire,

but his soothing words
and gentle hands

make promises
I know he won't keep.

I'm not so easily swayed
as are the ladies,

for my eyes will always yearn
for what he can't give me.

Perhaps that's my appeal;
we both long for the same thing.

by Margaret Bednar, January 30, 2013


This is for Poetry Jam "The Beast in You" and Friday Flash 55.

After linking with Friday Flash 55 tonight, I will be taking a short break from my computer as we are putting our house on the market for sale and I need to focus on that process.  This is our second attempt as last season it did not sell.  See you all next week!


34 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i like that.

Mary said...

What a wonderful picture you took with your iPhone, Margaret! And after reading your poem....I think you got inside the HEART of the horse!

Brian Miller said...

wow nice pic...freedom, for sure....no fences...

George said...

Very nice and insightful, Margaret.

Peggy said...

There is acceptance and yet sadness in this. Wonderful and also what a great photo taken with your iPhone. I must update my iPhone to these better camera generations!

Margaret said...

Thank you, everyone. This was originally taken with my iPhone and then I applied a texture application. I THEN played with it on PhotoShop.... FYI

SaraV said...

Hi Margaret!! I love that photo, almost mystical. And what a wonderful poem, there's always that tension, isn't there. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog--you really made me laugh :-)

Grace said...

I like the voice, the yearning to be free like the cowboy ~

Amazing shot Margaret ~

Helen said...

To be able to walk out to your barn, snap photos of the horses ... be inspired by them ~~ I think it's beyond wonderful.

Green Speck said...

Yes ... perfect !!!

Poet Laundry said...

Sigh...I think I owe it to myself to peek over at your other blog of 'just horses'. Got that on my to-do list with coffee tomorrow. Wonderful capture in both the images and words Margaret.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Great captures and post-processing. A pinch to remind us that harmony is juxtaposed by competing/conflicting interests.

myheartslovesongs.com said...

that makes complete and utter sense to me, Margaret! well done!

Mr. Charleston said...

Somehow, when I was around horses, I always got the feeling that they were unwillingly domesticated animals. To them, mankind is just a nuisance to be tolerated.

Loredana Donovan said...

Oh so beautiful, both poem and photos. I especially love the first photo, magic!

G-Man said...

Only YOU Margaret could make such a fantasy believable AND poetic.
Everything you touch turns out perfect. Maybe you should sell your own house!!!!
Loved your Equine 55
At the risk of sounding redundant, you are a precious gift to us, your family, and the World.
Bon Chance...
Have a Kick Ass Week-End

ND Mitchell said...

Loved your photo and poem. Amazing to get inside the head of an animal like you do :-)

Les Peintures de Viviane said...

Wonderful !

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Recently, I watched Wild Horse, Wild Ride, about a wild mustang recovery project. The trainers who have the best success with them are the ones who think of the point of view of the horse, and win their trust and respect, rather than approaching them with a dominant attitude. I appreciate your lines about how the cowboy makes promises he cant keep, and also that the horse will never receive all that he needs. Awesome poem, kiddo!

Judy Roney said...

What a message here! The ending is so powerful. The photos sure add to the poem as well. Love this poem!

Timoteo said...

The plain spoken truth...I so appreciate a poem like that!

Fireblossom said...

I love this, Margaret. I think your poetry is becoming as rich and expressive as your photography.

Rastaman said...

I love everything about this Margaret. And the photography is amazing.

Alice Audrey said...

Great poem, and good luck with the house selling.

G-Man said...

This was well worth a second read Margaret Bednar.
And yes...hehehehe...I remember Racko!!

Janna said...

I agree with the commenter who said it contains both acceptance and sadness.

Nicely done.

I especially like the top picture.

Thanks for doing Friday 55!
Mine's here. :)

anthonynorth said...

A great relationship.

izzy said...

Mustangs and cowboys are both tough on the heart! thanks-

Ella said...

Gorgeous photo and your words add the sparks of sentiment!
Good luck with the house!

uneven steven said...

yep both kind of after the same thing neat poem
:-)

Other Mary said...

Spot on! You've nailed the mustang's pov perfectly!

razzamadazzle said...

This is a beautiful poem. I love the photos you have to accompany it.

Hope you have good luck with the house selling.

daydreamerdreams said...

I absolutely love it!

Ginnie said...

Fabulous images for your poem, Margaret. And now I wish you much success with selling your house...