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  1. #1

    When I am an old Horsewoman

    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.

  2. #2
    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!!!!!!!
    Love,
    Barbara

  3. #3
    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.

  4. #4
    it`s beautiful!
    Animals always become best friends.

  5. #5
    The poem is very touching. It almost made me cry. :cry: Beautifully done!

  6. #6
    The poem is really very touching.
    I just love it.
    This poem brings tears and shivers.

  7. #7
    jennismortal
    Guest
    Oh....It's very nice and beautiful....

  8. #8
    Great poem, really enjoyed it - thanks for posting! :D
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  9. #9

    Yay!

    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!
    I have 2 humans, 2 dogs, and 2 cats and we all live together HUMANELY (and go through a lot of dog toys, let me tell ya).

  10. #10
    The poem is well written. It shows the passion toward horses. The author is an animal lover.
    Last edited by Brooks; 09-30-2012 at 06:38 PM.
    brutus954

 

 

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