Looking Back

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  • Memories
    • countrychaos
    • Well everyone, three weeks and Im gonna be the father of a baby boy. Words cant describe how excited I am. Also a little scared. Ive posted a song that Im workin on let me know how you like it.

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    This one is a basic recap of the past 8 years of my life. a condensed version of my story so to speak. ( the horse with no name is supposed to stand for the vehicles we used to convoy through the desert from kuwait to Iraq in 2004. since writing this I have realized that this specific imagry was also used in a song called "A Horse with No Name" by the band "America")\
    The devil in his human disguse is Saddam. I hope the rest is self explanitory.

    Looking Back

    I am a cowboy on a horse with no name.
    I've rode through the desert that will never be tame.
    I've seen the devil with his firey eyes
    hiding behind his human disguise.
    I've tasted the tears that the Saviour cries
    everytime an innocent dies.
    I've been the chilly hand of death.
    I've given life with human breath.
    I've seen nights so dark I lost my mind
    and days so bright it made me blind.
    I've dreamt of pleasure and woke up to pain.
    I've used insanity to keep me sane.
    I've witnessed beauty that words can't describe
    and nightmare visions from which I can't hide.
    I've seen brilliant rays of golden fires
    turn to black darkness as daylight expires.
    I've faced demons and ran them down.
    My blood and sweat upon the ground.
    Ive made choices through the years
    Some brought smiles and some brought tears
    But when it is my time to go,
    I'll gladly pay the dues i owe.

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    sammia commented on Looking Back

    03-05-2010

    Country this is so vivid as your words paint pictures in my mind. Loved the flow. Keep writing. I don't know how this one got passed me when I was reading buy I'm glad that I read it. Your poetry lets us see a side of you through words.Keep writing

    Tempestlady commented on Looking Back

    10-10-2009

    Always a journey in your work. Always a pleasure, and your honesty and ability to write from your experiences astound me. Write on....

    koolmom0 commented on Looking Back

    10-05-2009

    Hey country I like this, it's to the point and very well said. I look forward to reading more of your work. Koolmom

    1990lh commented on Looking Back

    10-04-2009

    beautiful just beautiful i love it u did an excellent job on this yes the imagery is like wow so very vivid and your rhyme r on point and they stayed there 10 from me, i really felt your pain your came alive..u should read my poem lost souls i would love to see what u think about that. :0)

    fmrdancer commented on Looking Back

    10-04-2009

    Beautiful imagry and a super rhyme scheme, I feel like i'm in that desert when I read this. Wonderfully written

    A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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    Still I Will Stand 3
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    Our Life 2