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Perhaps we should all take a moment to reflect upon the people we have met upon this mortal coil, and the differences they have made on our lives.

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Christina
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tracy
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Riding Wistful Horses

Sitting here and thinking how
My life much richer is now
For all the ones I've chanced upon
And the tapestry that was spun

There was a time when no one came
No friends to play in childhood game
No one to shelter from the rain
Nor the adolescent pain

Yet in my inner heart I knew
Secrets rare and secrets true
Were wishes horses, all would ride
Other dreamers by my side

Then one day I dropped my guard
I never did something so hard
In my heart I let others in
And found I had a friend

By one's and two's they gathered near
Soothing all my darkest fears
A tapestry we began to weave
And I once more believe

For youth need never fade away
As long as I can dream and play
On wistful horses I will ride
With other dreamers at my side

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becky
I love love this poem. i have two horses of my own (Rowan and Boo) and this hits home for me.
Kym
I really liked this poem, it really touched my heart
Kay
A close friend had to put down her 23 yr old mare today and I was looking for something that would express a sense of the eternal. Lovely poem. Thanks
freda
wonderfull! I can relate
Paulina
YOU'R POME RRRRROOOOOOOOOKKKKKKSSS!!
V
Beautifully written with an intricate weaving of figurative language and a lovely use of adjectives.
Amanda
This was a very pleasing poem. I love how the title seems to say that the poem is going to be strictly about horses, but the poem turns out to be more than that and using it more in an "abstract" or different form, I guess. The "riding of the horses" was just a detail, but it gave the poem a lot of meaning. It was just a very sweet, great poem.
micayla
i feal the same way
lisa
i can relate to this poem very nice thank you
Sar
i really like horses so this poem touched me
jaelyn
i really likeed this poem and whoever wrote this should write more poems like this. -jaelyn-
Brianna
I love the poem. It is so true and enriched with fantastic vocabulary. It truley is my favorite poem.
sheryl
I love this poem and I want to read more
anjali
this is a beautiful poem. so beautiful it has touched my heart. really. riding wistful horses. wow!keep up the good work,alastair. god bless. anjali(india)
Denise
I LOVE this poem! It really touched me and inspired me to let in friends. I was afraid to let myself love people as friends, but now I do. This has affected my relationships with people and I now have many loving friends. Thanks. !
Richard
This poem should be # 1
brooke
thou i am young when I get older I want to write poems. I never read that touched me like this one I also have a big place in my heart for horses
vizzy
i really liked the poem coz it's so positive,coz it symbolises faith,most of all HOPE. And my best friend always sez that wat keeps one going on in life is HOPE. And i have also realised that its faith and hope that gives me strength.
Amber
I'm STILL HAVING . CHILLS. !
Sheila
This just struck me as so true to life this One poem I will keep in my Common Place Book Thank you for That
kathy
this is truly a poem from the heart. it makes growing older a little bit easier
Tiffany
This poem was so inspiring it made my cry. It desribes how me and my best friend met . Thank you for writing this wonderful poem.
deidra
nice pome
letoya
This is the best poem I ever read. It touched me and inspired me. It is an aswome poem Great Job You will go far
Karen
THIS POEM BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE. I GREW UP IN A CHILDREN'S HOME AFTER THE DEATH OF MY MOTHER. MY ONLY LOVE IN LIFE WAS HORSES. MANY YEARS LATER MY LOVE OF HORSES IS STILL STRONG ONLY SURPASSED BY MY LOVE OF MANKIND.
lLOYD
I loved this poem because it reminded me of my life and my views on friendship. it is the one poem i have been looking for forever.
Loraine
GREAT POEM! Hope that one day I might have the courage to let my guard down
Aaliyah
This poem was great it reminds me of my inner child and that even though i'm growing up i can still dream and imagine your poem reminded me thank you
Barb
I was very touched and on a scale of 1-10,I would give this a 9
Ericka
Great Poem!
grace
amazingly and undoubtedly beautiful!
Andrea
I loved the poem very much. I am very happy i had the PRIVILEGE to read this because it was tremendous. I hope that someday you will be a very good poet, and i can read your works.
TamaLynn
Very good
Nichole
This is exactly what I was after . that to me is priceless.
Anna
This poem,well i find it to be very nice.
Priyanka
its really excellent and its perfect for my english assignment. i love it!
Sonya
This is beautiful. The title caught my eye because when I was a kid that phrase was an inside joke in my family. My mother used to say that phrase and once when my brother was little, she said, "If wishes were horses. " and he said, "I know, beggers would be the drivers". She is gone now, but I still think of that often and laugh! Thanks for the poem.
Stephanie
This was wonderful!
Dawn
love the poem, love horses too
maria
this is a really good poem and it was the best poem i ever read this is sweet and #1 of the poems in this sight. you know how to write good poems
Anneka
This poem axactly described my life and i was astounished to read it on the internet.
Lisa
This poem touched me to the very core. I can relate to everything that Alastair has written about in this poem. Well done!
susan
I'm photographer researching poetry to match with images of horses. I love the feel of this piece hope I can make a suitable image.
Berlinda
I really liked this poem,it made me think of my good friend at work. These poems make you feel good.
madel
i like the poem. it reflects me. i was able to relate it with my own experience!
Gin
Alastair, Congratulations, you have truly reached the soul. Wonderfully inspiring poem. Thank you.
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