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Ride a dead horse.
The scenery changes
only with the seasons;
as nature reclaims her own.

Ride an equine corpse
galloping to nowhere.
Saddled up and stinking,
deriding riders riding by.

Ride a lively horde
of maggots feasting
on a corrupted
cage of bone.

Ride a dead horse
and nothing changes
except for worse.
Bottom- feeders multiply.

Ride an equine corpse
in a clever maze
on a mount with no need
for field corn or praise.

Whinnying and braying,
motionlessly ride
into the sunset.
Saddle- sore, no sidekick, ride alone.

Tilting at windmills,
growing never closer,
familiar destination
never ceases to amaze.




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"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesman and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do."

- Ralph 'Where's Waldo' Emerson




"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like. And I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
- Bilbo Baggins













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The following comments are for "Ride A Dead Horse"
by drsoos

Pen's pen
Thanks for your positive comment, as well as your gentle touch with negatives past.

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: September 15, 2008 )

Riding Tina
I hope you'll forgive my paraphrasing your title.

Peel me.

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: September 15, 2008 )

Happy to read you again
Always admired your work, Soos. Great to read your stuff again, which fascinates at every level, every layer, whatever one might read in.

( Posted by: viper9 [Member] On: September 15, 2008 )

Why Settle For a V-8?
I could have had a V9.

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: September 15, 2008 )

No Soos
. . . no one can have me. I am a stallion, wild and free, unbounded by the dreadful desires of humankind.

Yeah. I like the sound of that . . .

( Posted by: viper9 [Member] On: September 15, 2008 )

V9
It sounds wonderful. I wish I had some inspirational words. Unlike the "seldom is heard", much more often is heard, a .. verse best left alone, as I'm led by the "bridal".

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: September 15, 2008 )

dumb dead
You dumb dead equine entittty six tittty; a horse perhaps with a runt: Runt: the one of a litter of mammals, as in the runt of a (and there's a different word for this too, Magooo! I'm an American and I just start as a barely glib speaker of American (North) English of North America, English of Obama fukuuii....

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: November 20, 2008 )





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