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Written to honor LJ user Fileg's birthday, 8/15/2004.


Across the open plain, leaning forward to a place I do not know

I ride the grey-coated bearer of dreams.

Beneath the stars, watching my advance to an unknown land

I ride the straining creature flecked with two beingsí sweat.

Before the wind, bending toward the riverís bend, across Anduinís banks

I ride a companion, fated to my fate.

Under the shelter of trees, welcoming me to a safe refuge

I ride until both are exhausted, winded.

Within the haven of anotherís arms, warm, relieved, arrived

I ride to journeyís end, slipping from the saddle of a fearless one.

Against my cheek, my mountís breath comes fierce and hot.

Tested warriors, both.


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