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The Horse of a Soldier

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RobertB
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0 posted 11-21-1999 10:10 AM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RobertB

The Horse of a Soldier


In the skirmish of self awareness
battlefields are laid prepared,
cultivated with cannon balls
and the hooves of couriers
watered by the blood
of fallen companions.
though none are so gallant
in their undying loyalty
as this faithful stock…


The Horse of a soldier.

While centuries marched ever advancing
man's skirmish with foes
from his innermost parts
changed like the seasons
delivered on his doorstep
to be read as an afterthought
of an event too distant
to prevent him from rehearsing
the history of the past
being transported ever onward
by that which he invented
and esteemed in dependency…

The Horse of a soldier.

Till now as before
caught in these hostilities
engaged in this battle of wills
from an enemy so distant
created solely to be an antagonist
for it seems the way of this existence
that so many have fallen
and am I still standing?
have I suffered no wounds?
My mount awaits my instructions
and I am ill prepared for this conflict
unaware of my skills as an enlistee
so afraid of the loneliness
when the war is over.
For in peace
who will ride…


The Horse of a Soldier?

Robert Barcus

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.

[This message has been edited by RobertB (edited 11-21-1999).]
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hoot_owl_rn
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Wow Robert...this one is very deep
caroline
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2 posted 11-21-1999 05:16 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Deep and very good! Excellent...I enjoyed it

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Time's fun when you're having flies~~Kermit the Frog


RobertB
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3 posted 11-21-1999 06:30 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

ok..if it is sooooo deep, you have to tell me what the horse is and what the soldier represents!! I know I know....Nan's class is workout enough..but awwww come on please??

RB

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
WhtDove
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4 posted 11-23-1999 10:55 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Alirght I'll take a shot at this one, though I'll probably make a horses rear end of myself. But does it have something to with the letters that are delivered, or the mail from home???
RobertB
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5 posted 11-23-1999 01:16 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

nooooooooo
Denise
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hmmmmm....thinking...thinking...ummmm could the Horse represent the cause or crusade of the moment and the soldier you and I? And how lonely and empty we would be without a cause to fight and die for? Or something like that? Oh my brain hurts! Thanks alot Robert!

Great poem by the way, very well written whatever it means! I enjoyed it!
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Denise



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WhtDove
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LOL@ Denise!

Well Robert, then you got me hanging! But your just gonna leave me there ain't ya? lol

Oops, oh yea, what she said. I'm sticking to it!

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Denise
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Hey, Rebecca....psssst....I guess Robert is going to make us wait until tomorrow!

I have to get to bed now so good night, everybody! (you too, Robert)

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Denise

RobertB
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9 posted 11-24-1999 08:10 AM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

well...well....well. I slept very well last night...(yawn) ummm the poem ...yes the poem.

You guys have to realize that some of my poems come from a part of my brain that I do not even understand at times. Anyway...I think...I think that horse=poem and soldier=poet. More later.....my brain hurts now too. Thanks a lot!!!

Robert

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
Andrew Scott
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Most excellent Sir Robert... knowing who is who also makes it that much more special. A real talent you are. Top shelf material here. And, if you couldn't tell I really liked it.
RobertB
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11 posted 11-24-1999 07:00 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Thanks Andrew.....you're a good guy....not just because you tell me things I LOVE to hear....but I can tell that you are an alright guy.

good for you.

RB

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
Andrew Scott
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Call 'em like I see 'em. Wouldn't waste my time otherwise. And I got to say that I've never been disappointed reading your posts. I may not get to all of them, but I do what I can in this fast pased forum. Know what I mean?
WhtDove
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13 posted 11-24-1999 08:07 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Well it's about time you told us! hehe...
you know how many nights sleep..zzzzz..uh uh..
oh yea, how many nights sleep I lost over this?? Just kidding. hehe.
Great one Robert I never would have guessed
RobertB
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hope you were not toooooo disappointed 'Becca. Thanks Andrew and yes....I surely know what you mean...this forum is very fast paced.

Robert
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