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The Blacksmith
by Karen C Vanderlaan

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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He emptied his long legs from the old Dodge truck.

Brushed off some dust and wiped his sweaty brow,

Fired up his forge, hauled out his tools,

And readied himself for the task at hand.


She came out the door of her house in a flurry,

Grabbed a halter and said, “Sorry I’m late.”

He tipped his hat, said, “It’s okay, ma‘am”,

And watched her head out to the pasture.


Leaning on the fender, he was happy for the rest,

He watched as she swung effortlessly to bestride the grey.

The two galloped in as one, his mane and her hair flowed together,

Her breasts lifted and fell with the three-beat gait of his stride.


He was there to shoe this horse,

But right here, right now,

He could see himself with her,

The two swaying to the rhythm of love.

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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 5/22/2011
powerful imagery
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/27/2010
I really can't add too much more to what the others before me wrote except that the image you painted came so crisp and clear into my mind that it was like watching a video of it...great work.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/27/2010
Oh my, this is truly beautiful as it played out in my head..Great work Karen!!! I agree, a novel is in order :)
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 10/27/2010
nice story telling..flows nicely and holds attention of the reader
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 10/27/2010
Really good!

Reviewed by Richard King 10/27/2010
SPELLBINDING! Karen, This is the second time I have stumbled into your world, but trust me, I'll be back and next time, it wont be because I stumbled. Really good stuff.... Dick
Reviewed by pat medlin 10/27/2010
great one karen! volatile its HER watching him...holding the lead line and studying from behind his strong back and broad shoulders as he works. whew...this could turn into all sorts of sweaty things.
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 10/27/2010
I love it. :)
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/27/2010
Karen, this has such a romantic and sensuous feel to it. Would love to see it as a short story or beginning to a novel!
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/27/2010
How delicate you present the romance with the lust in his mind.
Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti 10/27/2010
Very sensual, Karen, I like it.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/27/2010
Elegant! This is wonderful ~
Best Wishes,

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