The Gate Keepers

Traveling fast over
A flooded frozen waste land
Three companions
A man, his dog and a horse
Dead frozen eyes, blank looks
Glaring up at them
As they pass over wind blown ice
The steam rises from them and the
Wind takes it away with the snow
Quickly now, no time to waste
The worlds are separating….
The old and the new
The rainbow bridge is far off
On the split horizon
Ride hard…ride fast… there is no time to lose
Must make a path for
The others to follow
Some are hiding among the drifts
Wondering….why the hurry
Where is this crazy man and
His companions headed to…
Barely visible through the steam and snow…
The clatter of hooves brakes the silence
Turning back in the saddle to see
A rider… coming fast on a big powerful horse
Long beautiful hair streaming behind her
It is the Goddess of the gates
Waiting forย her as she comes
To a sliding halt beside us
There is no time to embrace each other
They look into each others eyes
Smiling….they know it is time to go
The love is there…they are connected by it
There is an urgency hanging in the air
In a flurry of ice and snow
Again they move onย into the frozen waste land
Racing time as they go
They must hold the gates open
On the rainbow bridge
There is a long line of souls spread out behind them
A glow surrounds the pair
Who ride in silence except for the whining of the wind
On they race to the gates
As fast as the bold and beautiful horses can
Traveling by instinct and the
Guidance of angels
The glow of the rainbow bridge
Begins to light the darkening sky
“Hurry Goddess of the gates
Hurry Master of Defiance”
Call their guides…”Hurry….hurry
The gates begin to close
Only you two can hold them open”
Racing as hard as they can now
Determined to get there in time
And hold the gate for those
Still on their way
Riding hard into the flow of love
Just in time….sliding to a stop
Both riders leap from their courageous mounts
To hold the gates of the rainbow bridge
Using the power of love
That is between them…
They stand firm
Adding to the glow of the rainbow bridge
Is the glow of their love
And the gates are stayed
For now……

Ben Sichkaryk

18 responses to “The Gate Keepers”

  1. Deborah

    WOW! WOW! & WOW! Great job, Ben. I am so excited for you! May all your dreams come true โ™ฅ

  2. Patti Jimison

    Ben, you found one of your gifts. Lovely image in the mind….hold those gates open for all.

  3. Marianne Sichkaryk

    WOW! As emotion pours from my heart, from my eyes,
    Ben you express all that resides in my soul.
    Thank you for giving this love and beauty to our world.

  4. Athena

    Dear Ben… your poem speaks directly to the heart… images combined with feelings, a sense of urgency and self sacrifice in the name of love… beautiful… ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep the gates open my dear friend… for more are following… You have the most powerful allies by your site…

  5. poorna pavithran

    WOW! Great job, Ben. I am so proud for you! May all your dreams come true …..there is a emotion pours while studing

  6. Bella

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you for the opportunity that I could read this beautiful work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Ahimsa

    It is good to hear your heart speak … ๐Ÿ™‚

    All blessings to you along the way!

  8. Joey lang

    Hello Ben

    Great energy in your words, very interesting stuff.
    Life’s sure taken me on tough path last few years, not sure how it will end up? Could sure use some cheering up, maybey I should order your books?

  9. Lynn Coffey

    Oh so true wow is not enough love this <3

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