mustangs of monterrey

 

wild horses gallop

through her mind’s long ago rooms

spirit whinnies free

wonders why they corralled her

in nursing home’s confined stall

 

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Linking to Toads’ Garden, inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem of “long ago rooms”

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Apr 14, 2018 @ 18:50:39

    Beautifully encapsulated.

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  2. othermary
    Apr 13, 2018 @ 04:17:09

    The corralled, and maybe broke, old woman is such a poignant image compared to the young, galloping free one.

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  3. Jim
    Apr 12, 2018 @ 23:44:55

    I would wonder too, Lynn. Wild horse lovers don’t deserve to be confined in a nursing home. Do any of us? BTW, I rode a horse to my first two years of high school. Nebraska.
    This is a nice micro-poem. (I’m also logged in at the Imaginary Garden)
    ..

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  4. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Apr 12, 2018 @ 14:06:15

    One does associate them with freedom – and this makes me think she’s a bit demented with age as they have now “corralled” her. Alzheimers or anything like it is so very sad.

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  5. Laura Bloomsbury
    Apr 12, 2018 @ 09:08:54

    I hear thundering hooves and silent rooms – you could not have chosen a better contrast – gives the impounding immense impact-

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