Away, Come Away, Ladies [for the women of AD]
by john k zimmerman
Sunday, January 04, 2004
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In responce to my poem "Away" some members wished they could come with. Soooo...
So you want to go mule riding, m’lady?
Here’s a mule: his name is Rip. He is older
with few vices but still full of fire and heart.
He knows how to put fire and heart into his work.
So now you’re mounted and settled; I must
say you’ve a fine seat…on that mule. Rip’s
showing you the best of his best this morning.
He knows that you make him look good.
We trot up the track to the south pasture then
north to the old Get-A-Long Trail then a mile
and six furlongs to the great cross roads. Now
the choice is before us: Where shall we ride?
We can ride the shores of the deep southern ocean
Or thru Texas down to the isles of the Caribbean Sea
or west cross the prairies and the Rockies to the
peaceful ocean and ride cross it on mule back
to lands new found and ancient that lie
bounded by that great ocean and it seas.
We can ride where we will for we are poets
full of heart and fire, imagination and desire…
We can ride the high ridges and coulees
Of the vast blue desert of song where the
wind fills the heart of the poet and even
the mules have been known to sign along
I know a fine campsite near the center
by the big water hole there. Plenty of
grazing for the beasties, and shelter from
the wind for our tent and our fire.
There we can study one another sing songs
and raise a little hell. Our we can ride the
the moon trail and star paths to where
no mule, nor man, nor woman have trod.
We can ride up to the gate of heaven and
interview the Buddha, Mohammed, and St Paul,
chat with Confucius, and, if we’re not too
blasphemous, shake the hand of God……
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|Reviewed by Divinity 11
|HA! he loves me! he really loves me! *HE WROTE THAT FOR MEall you other *itches get in line!!! oh, wait...
he did say ladies, didn't he...
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
i'm on my way! wonderful imaginative write--thank you, sir--truly enjoyed the trip (on rip LOL)
(((HUGS))) and love,
|Reviewed by Leland Waldrip
|Great trip, John. Don't know why you reserved it just for the ladies. LOL Best wishes,
|Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
|If we know God enough to shake hands, what do we need a mule for. Why not just fly on our very own wings? Enjoyed the trip -- the poem was good too.
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
|This was quite a trip! Beautifully written John...Enjoyed the trails! Lisa|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|i sure god would like a high-five ;) excellent poem ...|
|Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
|This is fantastic John.....Next trip to Oz????
I swear you'll love it!
Ty, Dani ;)
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Now this is a ride I know I will enjoy! Great write and wonderful imagination!|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Thank you for sharing "mule" John!!
Geeeeeee...tell him South Africa is a great place to visit tooooo!!
|Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
|Ooooo John Z this is a extremely captivating well crafted super duper write! Now where shall we ride to next, and what else shall we do? ;o)
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|I know this is for the ladies, John, but I read it anyway. And I must say it's extremely captivating and well-penned. I'm sure they will love it!|