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

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

For The Love Of My Horses...

For Peggy's challenge at Real Toads.
dVerse~Poets Pub
Rumors are 
We were once wild
Eagerly we watch
And wait
Her touch
Her voice 
Makes us safe
Her eyes shed water
In our long manes

What is "goodbye"?

32 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

awww. i sure hope they're doing well...

Kathryn said...

It is interesting how talking to them seems to soothe them.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Goodbye? Where are they going?

Buttons said...

Oh you know this made me cry. Hg B

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i love the horses...go down to the fields out back and watch them....and...yeah, what is goodbye...hopefully they are not leaving...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh my God, this rips my heart out. "what is goodbye?" The hardest thing about loving animals is when they leave us. Because no being love us better than our creatures do.

Ginny said...

Awww, lovely pictures. I get so strongly the bond and love between animal and caregiver here, the loss also of freedom but instead love and safety.

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful photos...I so hate goodbyes. Such a touching poem.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Your horses are gorgeous.

Willow said...

Missing them being right there in your life daily, must be so hard . Hugs.

L. Edgar Otto said...

Great photos, a poem itself and a little mystery of what story could be behind the story shedding water in our long manes... more enduring than the broken bonds between and our longtime friends sharing beauty.

Grace said...

The ending was unexpectedly sad ~ Good one Gail ~

Sandy said...

Gail,

Your babes are gorgeous! They know you're right there with them.
Sending hugs to you my friend!

Linda Wildenstein said...

This is so poignant....you made me tear up too. You just have such a super way with words. Oma LInda

Kay L. Davies said...

Heartbreaking to read what these beauties have to say. Saying goodbye would be so painful.
K

Peggy said...

Oh my I hope you are not really having to say goodbye to your beautiful horses. This really does seem to convey what horses might be thinking. thanks for posting.

Ella said...

You are tugging at my heart strings~ This is so sad and I know about the good bye...
(hugs)

Lynne said...

Beautiful Gail . . . Written with that 'truth' once again.
The reality is sad . . .

Saucy Kodz said...

I remember you saying something about "gifting" - is this "goodbye" related to that. My heart feels sad.

Margaret said...

Being caregivers of horses is a huge responsibility - and knowing where many end up when they get old, especially, is double worry for those who love them. Sounds to me like you are having to part with them... my heart is heavy for you...

Sandra said...

so sorry you lost your beloved horses and this is beautiful and so are they.

georgeplaceblog said...

Beautiful horses. Lovely, sad poem

Maggie May said...

Saying Goodbye to animals is the hardest thing to do as I know only too well. They are magnificent creatures.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Sandee said...

I hate saying goodbye to our babies. Hate it.

Have a terrific day. :)

Josie Two Shoes said...

This was so beautifully written, Gail, and it tugged at my heart! HUGS to you for all the critters you love and have loved!

labbie1 said...

You just HAD to do this didn't you????

How are they doing? Touching many lives for the better? :)

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

That just brought a tear to my eye.
Lynne x

Sue said...

I hope they are healthy and happy. It always makes me sad to think of this particular sacrifice of yours.

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humbird said...

Ah, domestic animals so attached to people...so sorry if you need to say 'Goodbye'

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