Donald Yates

The Horseman - Poem by Donald Yates

While walking down a road
one dark and lonely night,
In the darkness far ahead
I heard a horse in flight.

The sound of beating hooves
seemingly came nearer,
And soon a shadow I saw
that rocked me with fear.

Nostrils flared red bulging eyes
a picture so gruesome,
Rider slumped, the look of death
where came this ghostly twosome?

I stood frozen with heart pounding
my throat begin to swell
What horrible deed could be in store
for this messenger from hell!

As they passed but a foot away
the smell of death was in the air,
An instant more they were gone,
to move, should I dare?

That was long ago
when they passed my way,
And now as my breath grows short
they'll be back to stay.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

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