Saturday, December 6, 2008

Another Great Poem

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a horse"
or, "that's a lot of money for "just a horse". They don't
understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs
involved for "just a horse". Some of my proudest moments have come
about with "just a horse". Many hours have passed and my only
company was "just a horse", but I did not feel slighted. Some of my
saddest moments have been brought about by "just a horse" and in
those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a horse" gave me
comfort and reason to overcome the day. If you, too think
it's "just a horse" then you will probably understand phrases
like "just a friend", "just a sunrise" or "just a promise". "Just a
horse" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust and
pure unbridled joy. "Just a horse" brings out the compassion and
patience that make me a better person. Because of "just a horse" I
will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.
So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a horse" but an
embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond
memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. "Just a
horse" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away
from myself and the worries of the day. I hope that someday they
can understand that it's not "just a horse" but a thing that gives
me humanity and keeps me from being "just a woman". So the next
time you hear the phrase "just a horse" just smile, because
they "just" don't understand.
-Author unknown

1 comment:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

My sentiments exactly. This was wonderful!

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