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Picture taken by my friend Cyndi Leos....thank you Cyndi.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Don't Fence Me In...

Photograph from Pat from A View from the Edge


I want to jump the fence
and run free in a full on gallop!
Racing against the wind
into wide open spaces;
kicking, bucking, spinning,
screaming my will,
until my legs won't carry me...
Panting joyfully from spent energy
caressing the freedom enveloping me...
Sun on my back,
nostrils flared, pawing the earth,
excited from the experience...
knowing
I followed my heart.
This is my vow-
bent up restraint
will not fence me in...

~dkb~

14 comments:

Mari said...

I love that photo, and as usual the poetry is right on!

Thisisme. said...

The photo goes so well with your poem today, Donna. If only we could all follow our hearts and not be fenced in! Lovely poem - I can imagine it so well in my head.

Chatty Crone said...

I feel exactly like that horse does!
Excellent poem.

DJan said...

As Murr Brewster would say, that was really "snortworthy" and in a definitely horse sense, too! Loved it, Donna. You are pawing the earth in full on joy!!

Pat said...

I feel honored that you chose my photo and wrote such a beautiful poem to go with it! This is the first time I've been to THIS blog of yours, and I LIKE it!

That corgi :) said...

that is a great picture! and I love your poem, Donna, I definitely wouldn't want to be fenced in either but run wild with the wind!

betty

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Brilliant - for a moment I was a horse!

Anna :o]

This is Belgium said...

first visit to your blog
greetings from Belgium !

flowers on my table said...

Love the sentiment in that poem, I can relate to it. Just popped over from Southams Darling to congratulate you on your award. Love Linda x

Southwest Arkie said...

Oh to be free and run wild as we please- love your poem Donna!

Donna B said...

Thank you so much everyone for your positive comments...I think we can all relate to these traumatic, tension filled times we live in now..the housing market, the economy, all these natural disasters... my prayers go out to all my dear friends in Louisiana and Mississippi. I have been biting my nails and watching the coverage on the water level. I pray the levels hold and there won't be any flooding...

We cannot forget the people of Japan who are still trying to recover from the tsunami and earthquake there...

It is almost overwhelming to think of all the tradegy in the world these days...plus, all the pressure and challenges in all of our homes...

We must keep the faith in prayer, stay in touch, find humor where and whenever we can... Keeping in mind how very small this world becomes each and every day...

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Ooh, sometimes I just feel that way :)

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful comment! I am thrilled to 'meet' you here :) And I would be honored if you put poetry to one of my photographs one day! XOL

flowers on my table said...

Donna, thankyou so much for calling in and leaving lovely comments. Have a great weekend, love Linda x

Gigi Ann said...

I love the poem, and the picture brings it all home.