Lessons from the prairie

Lessons from the prairie

A Poem by Gideon X. A. Elson

When rise I and take the days first light,
and a morns cold air cuts at my nose,

Move does my mind like when comes to sight,
man to coyote not purely foes,

A perceptive stillness lives this place,
a dour demeanor dwells it's air,

Restless like lightning giving chase,
and mind with fear becomes the hare,

Consumed by a hunger of the heart,
and driven forth in eternal hunt,

Lessons learned from the prairie upstart,
prove not as useful when weapons blunt.

© 2022 Gideon X. A. Elson

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I enjoyed reading this poem! Very well written.

Posted 2 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gideon X. A. Elson

2 Months Ago

Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it
I felt the hunger of the prairie. The terror of the hunted, the thrill of the chase. The poem took me right there.

Posted 5 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gideon X. A. Elson

5 Months Ago

Thank you for the kind words!

5 Months Ago

You are welcome!

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Added on December 11, 2022
Last Updated on December 11, 2022


Gideon X. A. Elson
Gideon X. A. Elson

Keytesville, MO

I'm nobody important, but I do find life more bearable when I create things be it writing poetry, music, photography or rambling nonsense. I like to write in rhyme and meter, though must admit emphasi.. more..