View Full Version : When I am an old Horsewoman

10-04-2006, 11:59 AM
When I am an old Horsewoman

I shall wear turquoise and diamonds,
and a straw hat that doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my social security on white wine and carrots,
And sit in my alley-way of my barn
And listen to my horses breathe.
I will sneak out in the middle of a summer night,
And ride the old bay gelding,
Across the moonstruck meadow
If my old bones will allow.

And when people come to call,
I will smile and nod as I walk past the gardens to the barn
and show instead the flowers growing inside stalls fresh-lined with straw.

I will shovel and sweat and wear hay in my hair as if it were a jewel.
And I will be an embarrassment to all,
Who will not yet have found the peace in being free to have a horse as a best friend,
A friend who waits at midnight hour
With muzzle and nicker and patient eyes.
For the kind of woman I will be

When I am old.

10-04-2006, 12:10 PM
Ok- I did't cry the whole time you were here at my house, and now this poem brings tears and shivers because this is the beautifull person you truly are--!!
How talented and endearing, and and and....special!!!!!!!

10-04-2006, 03:58 PM
Oops, sorry to imply that *I* wrote that!
I didn't!!!
That is author unknown.
Something someone sent me some time ago, but it just hit me in the right spot.
I just love it.

tigger the turtle
10-06-2006, 05:23 PM
it`s beautiful!

10-20-2008, 12:07 PM
The poem is very touching. It almost made me cry. :cry: Beautifully done!

11-22-2008, 04:19 AM
The poem is really very touching.
I just love it.
This poem brings tears and shivers.

05-18-2009, 07:01 AM
Oh....It's very nice and beautiful....

05-20-2009, 05:25 AM
Great poem, really enjoyed it - thanks for posting! :D

02-01-2011, 04:33 PM
That poem was beautiful. I have tremendous respect for horses but do not believe I will ever have the pleasure of *sharing a home* with a horse. I do relate to the poem as a farmer who loves the earth and cherishes all the earth provides!

Thanks for sharing!

02-17-2011, 09:26 PM
The poem is well written. It shows the passion toward horses. The author is an animal lover.

07-26-2011, 10:53 AM
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07-28-2011, 01:51 AM
:!: I am happy to see MAAJAA, recoved in good health after surgery

07-28-2011, 03:55 PM
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09-17-2011, 12:17 PM
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09-21-2011, 11:16 AM
Thanks for posting!

07-16-2012, 08:54 AM
Thank you James.

08-27-2012, 11:37 PM
I called you Trot
As you loved trotting
You've been active all the time
One day you were not seen on the go
To dismay I found you dead on that spot
I was hurt beyond compare
I miss you my dear Macow, my lively Trot

09-03-2012, 04:54 AM
Nice poem and it is really looking creative and heart touching.