a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Mag 170...Horses

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Ponytail by Last Exit 
How would I know
The empty spot
They left
When I "gifted" my horses 

The visit of strangers
Reminded me
Of my loss
My gift

The smell
The feel
The strength of horses
Touched my heart again

Leaving me empty
Once more
As I herded them
Toward their home.

26 comments:

Lynne said...

Very nice Gail . . . a tug at the heart for you, makes me sad for you.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

That was a wonderful gift you gave when you gifted your horses!

Laurel's Quill said...

I can only admire horses from afar...they never seemed to like me much. Yours are beautiful!!!

Charleen said...

Well, I hope they didn't look the gift horse in the mouth...

TexWisGirl said...

aren't they beautiful...

Sandra said...

i much prefer the real pony tails over the painting. they are so beautiful.. hope you got to pet them. i know you miss your horses.

Berowne said...

Beautifully done...

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Beautiful write Gail!

Other Mary said...

Awww, this one really strikes a chord with me. In March my 32 year old horse died. It leaves a lot of empty.

Josie Two Shoes said...

God's creatures are as much members of our lives and families as are those of our own flesh and blood... sometimes more. I can understand how much you miss your horses and I so wish they didn't have to go. They are beautiful animals indeed.

LindaG said...


Written from the heart. Good job, Gail.
*hugs* ♥

Brian Miller said...

ah horses are beautiful...we have stables through the woods and i like to go over and watch them...had a boy i did counseling with that used to love to brush them...made him so calm...and he'd talk to them...

Willow said...

Once again written with such depth Gorgeous horses.

Helen said...

Oh my ... can't imagine how hard it would be to let magnificent animals like these go. I'm certain it was hard to write about them.

mindlovemisery said...

They are gorgeous as is your poem, very touching poem

SueAnn Lommler said...

Loved this..a close friend "gifted her horses" too!
The whole left in her life...her heart was almost unbearable!
You portrayed that "feeling" beautifully!
Hugs
SueAnn

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Even without backstory, the loss and ache is clear here. Even more poignant the loss is tied to 'gifted'. Enjoyed. Thank you.

DesertHen said...

What a beautiful group of horses that came to visit. I'm sure it was hard to shoo them back home.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

What a beautiful gift you gave Gail - touched by your words and selfless
action.

Anna :o]

Dave King said...

Fine piece. There's something elemental about horses, something we all respond to. You've caught it here.

Saucy Kodz said...

WOW - you gifted your horses - I would feel that tug at my heart too. You are indeed beautiful Gail - what a wonderful thing to do. Loved your poem and felt its depth.

Kutamun said...

Hail ,fellow horse lover... It tears me apart when an old one dies...bow do they burrow so deep into our souls ?

Susan Lindquist said...

This is such a nice poem ... sad, but at the same time, giving and humane ... a nice write this week!

Helena said...

A heart that beats with the horses trot.....! Very touching post.

Laurie Kolp said...

Love it! I thought of horses, too.

Tess Kincaid said...

Bittersweet...beautiful horses...

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