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  Night Rider
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, August 04, 2007
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ďI heard that kind of a sound that a ghost makes,

When it wants to tell about something on its mind,

And canít make itself understood,

And so canít rest easy in its grave,

And has to go about that way every night grieving.Ē

Mark Twain

It was a real hot night

Outside of old Tucson

When he came a callin

On his big black stallion

I was fast asleep in my tent

When the wind began to stir

So I dragged myself outside

And on the hill I saw this blur

Then I heard an ancient chant

It sounded so powerfully sad

I couldnít understand a word

Now I thought I was goin mad

Then I thought that I was dreamin

So I slowly rubbed my weary eyes

But when I looked out there again

He was still up there to my surprise

Soon I heard those massive hooves

They were now thunderin my way

I just stood there, unable to move

Itís still so vivid in my mind today

There was just somethin in his eyes

Black and hollow and filled with pain

And the feelin that I had as he rode up

Is probably somethin I can never explain

That huge black stallion was breathin hot fire

His rifle what a deadly message it could send

I closed my eyes and said a real hasty prayer

Thinkin that this was surely gonna be my end

As this haunted rider and his eerie black horse

Raced by me, I felt a strange sensation in the air

As I turned and watched them head into the desert

About all I could do was stand out there, and stare

Each and every time I dream about this old night rider

Back to that desert outside of Tucson, I now wanna go

And since that very eerie experience, I often think about

The night Iím fairly sure, I met the ghost of old Geronimo

Ü2007, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by Jerry Engler
Maybe you did see him, Ed. His medicine was respected as much as his war making. This is a good,spooky write. Reminds me of the country guys singing Ghost riders in the sky. What a strange coincidence that we were writing about Geronimo at about the same time. Thanks for pointing this out how it might fit with my story, Ignacio rode. I enjoyed this, and I can see how he might want the upgrade to a ferocious black stallion just to tell us "I really ain't whipped yet." This was the heart of a man who honestly accepted Christianity without guile while keeping the old ways of the Chiricahua. He never was afraid to do what he thought was best which is maybe why he was so respected--an item forgotten in pop culture concerning him...Jerry
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
This gem I will treasure and savor Ed!
I love this poem/Indian story
Ghost riders,country movies, scarce dark dusty roads!
Memories galore!
Warmly SG oox
STay Positive~
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Love this fantastic write! You have outdone yourself!.. I like the song too!..........M
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
Great one sir...makes me think of the song
"Ghost Riders in the sky"


Reviewed by E T Waldron
Totally mesmerizing fantastic images a word painting to treasure, what a ride this was Mr Ed!Luv it!I'm stil in flight with my horse racing to stay ahead of ghosties and yours;-)

Tiger Lily
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Absolutely enjoyable to read , I do look forward to your writes Ed. Thank you for sharing.

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Hmmm, Kate has a point, I walked behind kate cos of her arse...
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Geronimo my arse... Most likely Turner giving those Devon Mountain Goats a hard time again...

Then I heard an ancient chant
It sounded so powerfully sad
I couldnít understand a word
Now I thought I was goin mad...

Yep, definitely Turner mailing again... Electronically, face-to-face or spectrely... He is... disturbing.... But we love him, eh?

Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader)
Great write, could make a good song...Lady J
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Spooky write should really NOT smoke that root stuff when out on the desert...;) ed
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
Outstanding Ed, love the touch of mystery...

peace, Carole~
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
If it wasn't Geronimo visiting your dreams I am sure it was Cochise, he was not the tactical one, but the one that would have charged undaunted you and anybody else considered an enemy.
By the way, Apache in zuni language means enemy.
Haw pale face!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Oh boy, chills up and down..
Really enjoyed....
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
I do love it when a good poet creates mystery and enchantment. I'm a writer of the ghosts and it's a writer;s license to go and run with an idea that seems all real. You have that special gift to make us step further into the unknown, Scare me again Ed. I love it!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
a cool write-yes, i think it might just be the mighty Geronimo
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
One of the more famous Indian leaders, nice tale, oh so interesting. Brings a nice flavor of the old west too, enjoyed.....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Tom Hyland
ED - shades of the old western song " GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY " ... "when all at once I saw a mighty herd of riders in the sky... YIPPEE-I-A - YIPPEE-I-O... "

Love the pic - sorta, kinda looks like ED MATLACK... WITHOUT SKIN !!! LOL.

Can't help but wonder if paratroopers still scream out the word as they leap from planes...

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Well written...hope I won't get nightmares after this read...the last one before hitting the sack!!

Thanks for sharing Eddie!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by Dale Clark
Excellent Ed! I had dreams while I was
in Santa Fe, they were very strange and
the hoof beats were so vivid I awoke.
I always loved Santa Fe, it used to be a small
(well sorta) village. We always visited
the galleries and the flea markets. It fits
artists and poets, writers also I think.
It's grown so now but still retains its magic.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
good one
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
Oh yes, my favorite.. mystical fantasy! Yes Ed, just perfect!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Incredible imagery in this one, Ed; very well penned! You had me hooked from start to end; a solid effort! BRAVO!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader)
Very visual poetry. Not a nice prospect to meet death, but we all have to face it. Victor
Reviewed by George Carroll
Absolutely wonderful and one of your best.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Wowwwwwwwwww, Ed, what a marvelous story you tell! Compelling excellence, I was hooked from the git go!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Chuck Keller
Great work! Your poem tells a mystical story and brings it to life. Check out my "The Final Journey" if you have a minute. It talks about ghostly horses on a mission.
Reviewed by Barbara Smith
Ed, fantastic images grabed me into this poem immediately, kinda gave me the creeps...the thought of running into a ghost gives me the willies. Many people have experienced such happenings. I truly loved the way you brought this to life and the voice in which you dictated the writing. Loved it!!!

Barbara K. S.
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Outstanding write Ed
By the way
Geronimo, is my only true Hero
The U.S.A send an army of 5000 thousand after him.
And less the 200 "Warriors" including the wife and children
They gave their pursuers a run fot their money.

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