Last Night I Rode a Night Mare

Last Night I rode a Night Mare,
heard heart or hooves pounding
visions of my life
in darkness surrounding
We rode through the night
as fast as a song
but our back beat was heavy
and so we rode along
We brought terror with fancies
and desire with fears
We brought despair with butterflies
and carried hope with the tears
We rode through war
through famine and fire
Saw a mothers, worries
and a strong mans desire,
We saw the sanity of madmen
and the madness of the sane
Made a world where the ugly, were lovely
and the beautiful, plain
We rode through the night
and saw the worlds dreams
Saw that not all light is beautiful
and nothing is ever as it seems.

11th Grader
Lakewood, CO