Okay, it took a whole lot of thinking and comparing, but I have the winners for my poem challenge!! I will be giving 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards. Without further ado, the winners!!!
THIRD PLACE: This was really hard between Cass and Dragon, but I finally chose CassTucker1!! The straightforward language that was used was awesome!! Congratulations!! Here's her poem:
Every one-hundred years A shimmering star arises For it is full of surprises A special mare is chosen And that special mare, on one special night, bores a black foal, full of incredible light Once a year old This black foal is overtaken By that shimmering star, and his destiny is shown. Silver, or gold..
SECOND PLACE: Is jgrace421!! This poem was really impressive as well!
Shadow Horse (or pegasus) by Jessica W.
A majestic black stallion gallops through the mist
He's a shadow to the dawn
As he thunders across the open field
He rears and displays his splendor
His nostrils flared, eyes open wide
He is ready for a fight
Glistening black mane billowing in an arc
Drapes around his shoulders
Searching for a hidden enemy
He circles waiting to be charged
Seeing no present enemy
He resumes his morning frolic
But when an enemy does appear
No doubt, he will be ready
And finally, first place goes to . . . ECHOMOON!!!
The Stallion in the Darkness
By Emily R.
In the dead of the night
While all the others were sleeping
The feeling of dread clung to the air
Like the decaying carcass that bear the wolves a feasting
No moon, no stars shining in the dark pasture above
The ebony sky helped the black steed camouflage into the night
For no one saw the Guardian coming
If they did, they would bestow upon the sight
His flowing mane rippling in the air
His golden eyes and white star the only thing visible in the dark
His compassionate glare over the herd
His galloping gait a work of art
But once the sun split the night in two
The stallion could hold it back no longer
He reared and he brayed, his voice carrying far across the land
He spread his wings of ebony and took flight, leaving the herd down below in wonder