The Wild Horses are Coming

The Wild Horses are Coming

A Poem by Leigh

Inspired by Ritchie Blackmore's (Deep Purple) guitar solo on Highway Star. The sound created is like a wild horse that gets more and more out of control until eventually it is reigned in



The wild horses are coming

I can hear them on the plain

The lightning has spooked them

And they’re on the move again


The wild horses are coming

Their teeth are white and wide

People are battening the hatches

Waiting for them to pass on by


The wild horses are coming

They’re racing through the spray

They look a vision of freedom

But they don’t feel it that way


The wild horses are rising

Their heads are high and proud

Racing on the crashing waves

To the silver in the cloud


The white horses are racing

Across the evening sky

Their misshapen and fluffy bodies

Twist and changing as they fly


The shapes of Horses are fading

They’re turning a fiery red

Thundering into the sunset

Now among the living dead

© 2022 Leigh

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The horses of eros start wild but eventually work their way into an expression of love and beauty in our lives. Along the way they refine their ways with some shocking results but their immortal natures bring them back to renew their journey for the achievement.

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'The Wild Horses are Coming'
This felt like the anticipation of the consequence of evil. Choices made that always bring some result, either good or bad. Some would not like what I just said but that was my take. The world as well as our own country are in so many ways reaping both good and bad. How much of the good is not reported but the other is more so. Anyway it was a wonderful and colorful piece. thanks for writing it!

Posted 2 Years Ago

this is awesome! had to go to page 11 of your library to find it, but it was worth the search. i couldn't help but think of the cover of bob seeger's against the wind album when reading this...that picture, you planted firmly in my mind. sensational write and a glorious tribute to a guitar great.

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Well this was quite a ride and the image of the white horses with the words you painted so well its like freedom to be. Lovely write.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Man, this reminds me of the movie Equus. Especially the scene where Peter Firth is riding on the horse, worshiping it. Quite the remembrance, thank you for that.

Great piece for sure.

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So beautiful and powerful. You captured the strength, spirit, and endurance of horses, and the poem is very, very well written. Great write, friend.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Had to go to youtube and listen to the song. Knew it. Forgot I knew it. ... and you are so correct. Once you pointed it out, I heard it clearly! You nailed the essence here quite well. Thanks for the RR.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Don't know that guitar solo but i can imagine it now. Great flow and pace to the poem which reinforces the isea of the music coming in waves. Lovely imagery, I really enjoyed this

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20 Reviews
Shelved in 2 Libraries
Added on August 13, 2012
Last Updated on December 22, 2022
Tags: horses, wild, stampede, sunset, waves, clouds, sky, fear, freedom, dreams, free, fantasy, surreal, beauty, untamed, spirit, strength



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