I know this-

the heart has longings

the mind

cannot comprehend.



Packed down dirt road

beneath these hooves,

skies aflame-



Air minus toxic fumes

still, where is the love?


Evergreen walls


reach beyond

and I know fear is a liar,

wind at my back.


My heart longs to roam,

kick up dust

buck established ways-

race sunset

 setting path ablaze.



I tear into freedom

not looking back

shakin’ off the days

escaping this track.



you know.




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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Summer
    Aug 19, 2015 @ 08:29:31

    This is such a beautiful poem ♥


  2. jewel grey
    Aug 20, 2015 @ 19:39:40

    The first four lines are perfectly capable of standing alone as a very powerful poem.


  3. Sanaa Rizvi
    Aug 20, 2015 @ 19:42:38

    I love love this piece 🙂 specially the opening lines 😀
    Profound write 🙂


  4. Grace
    Aug 20, 2015 @ 20:10:09

    When the heart wants to roam, freedom is the best gift ~ Don’t look back, just go ~

    A lovely share Dawn ~


  5. Mary
    Aug 20, 2015 @ 20:21:52

    The heart’s longings definitely need to be listened to! What it longs far should be followed.


  6. Victoria C. Slotto
    Aug 20, 2015 @ 20:46:41

    This speaks loudly to my Northern NV self where mustangs still roam. Sometimes for meditation I just image that wonderful freedom. Lovely, Dawn. That photo…wow!


  7. thotpurge
    Aug 20, 2015 @ 22:21:24

    Yes indeed, the heart does have longings the mind can’t comprehend..lovely wild horse imagery!


  8. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 00:25:20

    Fear is a liar.. What a wonderful statement – sometimes we just have to go with the wind.


  9. Sumana Roy
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 10:39:28

    i think it’s always better to listen to the heart than to the mind…a lovely poem…


  10. kanzensakura
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 16:15:25

    Fear is a liar….so very good. I so enjoyed this, especially the opening lines. I am a great lover of horseback riding and when one can let it go, without fear of fences or obstacles getting in the way, how glorious it is to just be free and let it all go.


  11. darkangelwrites
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 22:16:46

    “the heart has longings
    the mind
    cannot comprehend”,
    “I know fear is a liar”, and
    “I tear into freedom” my favorites!


  12. katiemiafrederick
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 01:42:07

    And sometimes the
    miNd has feelings
    that kNow no
    words.. as
    heArt.. ex
    as SonG
    of SoUL
    and people
    like to say
    that GOD’s
    got a thiNg
    for words..:)


  13. C.C.
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 21:15:15

    First off, the title is brilliant and it beckons the reader into the piece…then THIS:

    “My heart longs to roam,

    kick up dust

    buck established ways-

    race sunset

    setting path ablaze.”

    Wow. YES! What could be a better, more beautifully depicted disclosure than that? I love it 🙂


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