The Iron Wind

The Iron Wind

A Poem by The Iron Horseman
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Motorcycles and metaphysics...

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It ain't easy,

Riding the Iron Wind,

It takes its toll,

On those of us who've sinned.


The Iron Wind is remorseless,

Once it has you in its grip.

It might just take your life,

But it's well worth the trip.


When the Iron Wind is blowing,

It howls through your mind,

Your troubles all just fall away,

But you can end up flying blind.


It pares away your outer skin,

Revealing what's inside,

It shows you who you really are,

And sometimes, things you'd rather hide.


Flying through the night,

Riding on iron wings,

Your heart is in your mouth,

But your wild blood sings.



© 2018 The Iron Horseman



© 2018 The Iron Horseman


Author's Note

The Iron Horseman
The night ride as stress relief!

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I like this, especially the pairing of iron (a sturdy solid) with wind (an invisible, airy phenomenon). The two contrasting elements work well together and that contrast is repeated throughout the theme of the poem. The use of the word "but" further reinforces this distinction by bringing together two opposing ideas. Well done!

Posted 2 Years Ago


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The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Heather.



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Finding haven as you drive at night, relief the stress and gives you rest and fun.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Hopefully, yes!
I love the duality of this write, a passionate write well expressed

Posted 2 Years Ago


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The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Thank you again, Madeira.
I too, enjoyed the contrast of iron and wind. Well done, Iron.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Thank you, NG. It's good to hear from you again, my friend.
Nice, a bit difficult for me to understand though and had to look up a few words and meaning of it.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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 송지석 / Ji-Suk

2 Years Ago

English is like my fourth language to be honest. I kind of read it literally. It makes for a good fa.. read more
The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Wow! I am seriously impressed that you know that many languages. I only have two!
 송지석 / Ji-Suk

2 Years Ago

Oh nice. What languages do you know?

My first language is Korean, then Japanese (kan.. read more
And I find myself asking.... Hmmm.... Is this "Iron Wind" a motorcycle? I see it as that even if it is not. I have been DYING to write a narrative about a Hero on his Harley. I may still do so. I have not done many narratives... Well, only ones about food, flies, and fleas! It is the "F" trifecta! I digress!
I love your poems! This one especially sings to me. An escape on the Iron Wind is right up my alley!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Belle Starr

2 Years Ago

Hey, Iron!! Work is busy this time of the year. I did write a new poem last night. It's a bit goo.. read more
Belle Starr

2 Years Ago

Oh, and BTW.... That would be exactly like a ride on my horse!!!
The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Not quite - I doubt your horse can run at 120 mph! Lol.
I will check out your new poem. I lik.. read more
I really liked this poem, especially how the Iron Wind can be interpreted in many ways. Great job with this!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Silver. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
I enjoyed this poem.
"Flying through the night,
Riding on iron wings,
Your heart is in your mouth,
But your wild blood sings"
I liked the above lines. Perfect ending. Thank you my friend for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Coyote. I am pleased that this appealed to you. I admire your own imagery tremendously an.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

This poem is very good and you are welcome my friend.
The title phrase is brilliantly crafted & carried thru the piece with strong sensory delights. I love the blend of naughty yet elevated moments. You've captured the way this can be on an actual iron horse, or as a metaphor in the most imaginative sense. I'm really wishing I'd thought of this . . . I'm always wishing I could capture the way it feels to ride like the wind (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Years Ago


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The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Margie. As usual your perspicacity is amazing! You are absolutely right - it was intended.. read more
i bought my first motorcycle in 1967 ..a HD...and have bought or built and ridden them ever since...so i know exactly what you are talking about. ... i am not sure reapeating your title gives the best effect ...i need to come back and read again ... but as i read i wanted more intimacy with the experience ..more of what you give us in the last 3 verses ... i got a kick out of heart in the mouth as it is more like bugs in the mouth many times :}}}}}} the "Iron Wind" is a creative contrast and fits the ride well...i spent a lot of time riding in SD where the wind= always blows ... usually around the 20 miles per hour range ..you ride one way and lean right the whole way...turn around and make the return trip and lean left .. keeps tire wear even ;) nothing like a night ride when its calm and balmy ... just you, the bike and the wind ... boy ...your poem sure sprouts memories ... thanks for sharing!
E.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

i'll bet it did my friend ... i'd say you have a few more bikes and miles on than i ..but everyone i.. read more
The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Lol! I gave up trying to ride in the snow after a 30 mile ride in which I think I fell off more time.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

;) ........................
I like this, especially the pairing of iron (a sturdy solid) with wind (an invisible, airy phenomenon). The two contrasting elements work well together and that contrast is repeated throughout the theme of the poem. The use of the word "but" further reinforces this distinction by bringing together two opposing ideas. Well done!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Heather.

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Added on April 21, 2018
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Tags: speed, heavy metal, philosophy, stress relief, motorcycles, metaphysics, dark, night riding, darkness

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The Iron Horseman

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