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I pause, at sunset, on a hill,
And watch the sky turn dark, and still,
I swish my tail, thoughtfully,
And think about eternity.

Each moment will not come again,
Or will they, someday?  If so, when?
I shift my weight, adjust my hooves,
And notice how the world moves.

I learn, I age, gain, and the price,
I profit by, and give advice.
There's grey in certain parts of me,
A treasure-trove, of memory.

There's lovers held, and races won,
There's things both well, and badly done.
I can be proud, I should be meek,
I grow more thoughtful, when I speak.

And yet, I watch the foals at play,
I hear the things their mothers say,
And smile, in secret, and stand guard,
No, keeping to myself's not hard.

I've old friends scented, in the breeze,
And new friends met, to pass at ease
A lazy hour in drink, and song,
And such an hour is not long.

I feel, still, something lies ahead,
Good books to be obtained, and read.
Old knowledge found, and brought to light,
And poems and tales I'm meant to write.

And so, I pause upon this hill,
I've had so much, but not my fill
Of joy, of sadness, peace, and strife,
So much still yet to live, of life.
A poem dedicated to Lucius Appaloosius, a pillar... and a pillar... and a pillar... also a pillar... of the Centaur community.   At whose birth or foaling, whichever, I rejoice. Happy Birthday, and may happiness come at a gallop!
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scarletwhite Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
I love this poem, it is so well written
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
Thank you so very much!
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Kitsune64 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
Lovely work. It creates a very serene and contemplative mood, with just a touch of the bittersweet. Nicely done!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
So glad that one of my centaurs could please you, yours have so pleased me.
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Kitsune64 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
It makes me happy to hear that. ^_^
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SempreSirena Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
Very nice story, reminds me of the good days during roleplay.  Thank you for sharing it with the community!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
I'm so very honored and grateful that you thought so highly of the poem.
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SempreSirena Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
it is quite beautiful, coaxing my mind into the past, reflecting upon the long days of centaur play.  Good, honest and fun RP, reminding me of Dawn.
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NorseChaos Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a way of choosing just the right words I feel like~ And carrying an atmosphere through an entire work.
This is awesome, kudos~
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
What a kind thing to say!  Thank you, very much.
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NorseChaos Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem~ It's not often I find poetry I really like, so you totally deserve it~
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IlonavanderWeyden Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Image by IlonavanderWeyden  
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
Thank you--I am greatly honored.
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IlonavanderWeyden Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
❤️❤️❤️
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IlonavanderWeyden Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
❤️❤️❤️
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2016
Never more will I be saddle sore
For truth be told now I am a 'taur
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:iconmensjedezeemeermin:
You've saddled yourself with THAT appellation? :)  I'm very honored that you so liked the poem.
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
:) I didn't mean it quite that way, I was trying to look at things from the centaur's point of view.
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mattaui Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this, nicely done.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
I'm glad something of mine pleased you as your own work has delighted me.
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Olga17 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Great poetry!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
Thank you so very much.
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Olga17 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!Huggle! 
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Agent505 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Professional Writer
You can probably lose some of the extra commas, but very well done.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
Thank, you, I'm, sure.  Too, many, notes, Mozart? :)
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Agent505 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Professional Writer
Okay, it's your poem.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
True, enough. :)  I do appreciate your interest and feedback, sincerely.  I greatly respect your own careful work.
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! :nod:
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016
I'm very glad you liked it!
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