Monday, October 11, 2010

The Rocking Horse

Inspired by a short story called The Rocking Horse Winner,
I wrote this poem during the class discussion
when I should have been paying attention/participating
(which i rarely did)
anyway, I rediscovered it this weekend
It doesn't actually have a whole ton to do with the story...
 sort of
I don't know,
if you've read it, you can decide.



A rocking horse point of view,
Innocence slightly askew.

Rocking,

moving,

Back and forth

Lulled away from you.

A rocking horse rocks back and forth,
It has no charted course
Though it moves, it stays in place
a smile upon a wooden face

It yearns to run
But cannot win the race

Poor, Poor rocking horse
you have no course
A path that merely teases you,
an empty gesture cuts you through.

Rock,

Rock,

Rocking horse.

As hard as you try,

As hard as you run

You journey will never have even begun.

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