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Free Spirits
by Mary E Lacey, Desertrat

Friday, July 25, 2008
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up until the late 90s, wild horses roamed the field of Arizona. Bureau of Land Management decided they were too many of them, rounded them up and took them to various places. The picture was taken at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ.


 

                                                  
Walking along the rocky desert on a glorious spring day,
I looked at the majestic mountains greeting the clear blue sky.
As I walked I stumbled and fell to the craggy desert floor. Beginning to stand up, and remove the earth from my pants, I couldn’t believe what I saw.
Two wild horses drinking from a water hole were standing so close to me. They shook their heads and let out a neigh until they saw me.  Looking at me in fear, they took off like the wnd.  The beauty and grace of these untamed beasts was something I'd probably never see again. . As their manes flew behind them and the thunder of the ground, I watched in awe and didn't make a sound.
Wild horses once ran freely against this untamed land. But as life would have it, more free spirits against their will were taken by Man.
The two I saw somehow escaped Man’s touch and for now, they were unfettered and free. And as I saw the natural beauty before me, I prayed that’s how it would always be.

 

 

 


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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 10/15/2008
Hi Mary,

Such a shame - much of our past is now but a memory . . . the pity.
Masterfully penned . . . thanks!


Best wishes,

Lance
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/4/2008
The horses you saw were the best Spain had, 400 years ago. Since then, they have developed into a tough and hardy lot. The wild horses of the high steppes [their ancesters] are also tough, but bear little of the beauty and grace of two thousand years of breeding from Arabia to England.

You are so lucky to have seen them. My brother is out exploring Arizona most weekends, but he has never reported seeing Mustangs.

Ron
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/2/2008
Wild horses once ran freely against this untamed land. But as life would have it, more free spirits against their will were taken by Man.

Time and again, Man's actions end up as a blight on this lovely gem of a planet. Your theme is much the same as the one I express in my last poem posted here. Thank you, Mary. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Melissa Rives 8/1/2008
This is very peaceful and serene...thank you!!
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 7/31/2008
you really sum up the feeling of freedom and being at one with nature, really liked this alot
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 7/29/2008
nice earthly piece Mary, you painted a perfect picture for us to also enjoy your experience
Reviewed by Shedding Light 7/29/2008
I really love this !!

Harold M. Nash
Reviewed by Jon Willey 7/28/2008
meeting creatures of the wild on their terms in the wilds is a unique experience -- I recall being among the wild ponies that roamed Assateague Island in the years before there was a bridge connecting it to the mainland -- it was a magnificent sight to behold -- thanks -- God bless - JMW
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 7/27/2008
They are beautiful to watch, aren't they? Your poem took your readers over there with you. Great job with this! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sandie May :o)
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 7/26/2008
Hello Mary,
I can invision what you were blessed to see, I have never seen wild horses, rode a few (wow thats fun!!)
I Love Your Photo...
Thanks For Sharing Your Wonderful Encounter Of Mother Nature With Us!!
Embraced ~ Embrassť
Vickie
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/26/2008
So very sad what we've done to these once magnificent free creatures. The BLM has rounded up thousands of them, and now, they are contemplating killing them all because ranchers don't want to share cattle grazing grass with them. Our nation should be filled with shame. They should be among our national treasures.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/25/2008
Mary, what a great and special moment you bring us in these words, and your care and compassion shine.
John
Reviewed by Jill curry (Reader) 7/25/2008
did like this-it reminded me of 2 horses on a mustang ranch in texas...both such free spirited souls
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/25/2008
We must do all we can to save these magestic creatures! Excellent write!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
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