HOPING THEY MIGHT RETURN

HOPING THEY MIGHT RETURN

A Poem by Miss Sharon
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Surprise visitors while on a picnic.

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HOPING THEY MIGHT RETURN

What a beautiful day! A picnic beside the lake
in Prairie Valley is just what the family needed.
During the second round of fried chicken, suddenly
there was a sound in the distance that could have
been thunder, but there was not a cloud in sight.
The sound grew louder and we felt the ground
move beneath us!

Then we spotted them...just over the ridge of
Cooper Mountain. A herd of wild ponies came
clamoring down the hillside kicking up the seasons'
dust. The sound of hooves in unison developed a
rhythm, remaining steady as it built and the golden
glow of sun on long wispy manes perfected this won-
derful surprise visit.

As quickly as they came, they disappeared round the
rivers' bend and we were left gazing for a long time
hoping they might return.

                  BY SHARON PEEPLES

© 2020 Miss Sharon


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This reminds me of a program called 'the Wild Ones' (?) which is about rounding up wild horses in the Cariboo and all that is involved
Also there is (was) a prison program somewhere in the states where the inmates are given a horse to bond with and train (I think)
Your write brought all that to mind.
It also reminded me of an over a log jump that the horse did but I didn't
Blah blah blah
Enjoyed this

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

4 Months Ago

What a nice review of this write Dave! Thanks ever so much my friend. ~Sharon



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This is awesome, the way you capture the sensations & excitement of such visitors during your picnic! I love how this piece is not polished or word crafted, but spilling it out as spontaneously as if I'd talked to you just after it happened. Dave Brown wrote a poem recently about rounding up wild horses which reminded me of my favorite PBS documentaries, which I just bought on DVD ("Cloud"), so I've just finished watching scenes like this set in Montana, so I could picture & feel everything you're writing about so vividly! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


What an absolutely stunning addition to an already lovely picnic day! I loved your descriptive picnic! Life is full of such beautiful surprise gifts.

Posted 3 Months Ago


This sounds fantastic, nature at its best.
Bet the camera phones were doing double takes.
I take it they didn't stop for the chicken.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

4 Months Ago

Thanks so much for your kind review of this write! ~Sharon
Now that's what I call magici! What a thrill, a memory that could never be made twice in a lifetime, surely? Dawns on me that what was to be a tasty, happy, simple picnic became a glorious ,piece of theatre.. memory- making at that. Plus, Sharon, you've written about the event so clearly, so vividly, even to saying that you gazed for a long time.. .. Have a feeling that you might, if you close your eyes, still see them .. ..

Wonderful writing, wonderful portrayal of magic in motion.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

4 Months Ago

What a lovely review Emmajoy! Thanks so much my friend. ~Sharon
emmajoy

4 Months Ago

You're very welcome but, apologies for my typos, think corrected now.
The wild ones that one can be blessed to see...beautiful and free...wonderful🌹

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

4 Months Ago

Thank you very much for a beautiful review of this write! ~Sharon
What a magical scene you describe here. One that your entire family remembers I am sure. Experiences like this are what make family outings special. You are a good story teller, Sharon. Lydi**

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

4 Months Ago

Awwww! Thanks so much my dear friend! It is always a joy for me to see your name in my comment secti.. read more
i felt them coming...and then vividly saw them passing...
also got a little hungry reading of the fried chicken...
j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

4 Months Ago

Awww Jacob! You are such a sweetie. Thanks my friend. ~Sharon
Absolutely wonderful imagery Sharon. I could hear those wild ponies as they thundered into view. What a stroke of fortune and timing that you captured them in memory and they are now in the page of a poem. Beautiful writing.

Chris



Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

4 Months Ago

Thanks ever so much my dear for a lovely comment! Muchly appreciated. ~Sharon
Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

My pleasure dear poet.
This reminds me of a program called 'the Wild Ones' (?) which is about rounding up wild horses in the Cariboo and all that is involved
Also there is (was) a prison program somewhere in the states where the inmates are given a horse to bond with and train (I think)
Your write brought all that to mind.
It also reminded me of an over a log jump that the horse did but I didn't
Blah blah blah
Enjoyed this

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

4 Months Ago

What a nice review of this write Dave! Thanks ever so much my friend. ~Sharon

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My name is Sharon, I am a retired piano teacher, I love the mountains where I hike and snowshoe, have had several poems published and love to write. I also love to read almost anything I can get my ha.. more..

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