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

Friday, October 30, 2015

I Saw A Friend Today

Who whispers to horses
And talks to all animals
Her family adopted her
When she was five
From Russia
And when she grew
An American mind
They kicked her out
To sink or swim

We were friends
When we met
Me, old, wrinkled and gray
She of blonde hair
And laughing eyes
She talked
To my horses
My dogs,
And me

Today both delighted
With our unplanned meet
Laughed and hugged
Hugged and laughed
Told our tales of living
And loving
And growing on our own
Her daughter talks to horses
And her son loves dogs

We
Wondered
But spoke not
Why
Her
Parents
Threw
Her
Away

11 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, it is wonderful to meet a new friend. Great story. I can not imagine a parent giving up a child like that, it had to be a hard decision.

Have a happy Friday and weekend!

Sandra said...

again i am having trouble deciding if this is something you did or if it is another fiction from your mind. a sad story which ever it is.

Country Gal said...

Sad yet a happy story to . Have a good weekend !

Delores said...

Lovely poem with a tinge of sadness and a huge dollop of 'overcoming the odds'.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Why would anyone toss aside someone that special?

Ian H said...

You got talent!!

Sandy said...

Great post, "I saw a Friend".
Filled with emotion, a friend like this is a friend for life.

Linda Kay said...

Oh my, how is that possible? Can't imagine. Thanks for sharing.

Sketching with Dogs said...

That is very poignant.
Lynne x

LindaG said...

Wonderful piece, Gail. :)

Lynne said...

Lovely . . .
Meeting up, remembering . . .
Wondering . . .
Good and great heart you have My Gail . . .

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