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Working from a twitter prompt, my own take on the Dark Riders from Lord of the Rings.

Dark Riders

Evil-minionby Ethel Twigg20 Apr 2015

There is no smell of warm, damp hay
and these are not ponies
decay and corruption aplenty
these beasts carry burdens
beyond our mortal domain
angry, skittish and confused
they reluctantly obey
the dark riders to whom
their destinies are bound
rank sweat flowing
veritable poison to our veins
these timeless chargers
footnotes to insanity
uncontrollable but for evils dark clasp
the riders immortal grip
of the reins.