Freedom

January 5, 2010
By el16poet BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
el16poet BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Freedom.
I'm on my horse, Haily.
Her tangled black mane
Lays out over her neck
And I twist it around
My fingers
Caked with dirt,
And I stroke her
As we indulge
In what is
Around us.
The breeze weaves
Through the trees
By the lake.
The sun kisses the
Glistening water
Ever so gently.
Haily sighs
Beneath me
And I rise
And fall
As does she.
The bonds
Of friendship
Are never as strong
As between
A girl and her horse
As Haily and me.
The security and happiness
I feel
Is superior
To all emotions.
And as nature
Swallows us
In its beauty
And tranquility
We close our eyes
And enjoy this
Freedom.

The author's comments:
My horse died in 2005. When we were assigned to write a poem about a special memory in class, I decided to write about her as a tribute.

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on Jan. 26 2010 at 5:54 pm
el16poet BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Thanks to everyone for all of the ratings! I really appreciate it!

on Jan. 24 2010 at 7:00 pm
el16poet BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Thanks! I appreciate it!

naturelover said...
on Jan. 24 2010 at 3:52 pm
naturelover, Kingsport, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Let my people go."




--Moses
"If the Good Lord had've wanted us to be the same, then He would've put braces on all our legs"








--Sally Field as Forrest's mom on the movie "Forrest Gump"

So sorry about your loss. You have captured and put into words a partnership that, sadly so few people these days have known. I have a horse that is my best friend and I don't know what I'd do if anything were to happen to him.

Very nice work! I wish I could write half as good as that!

on Jan. 24 2010 at 11:11 am
el16poet BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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She was jet black with a small white diamond between her eyes.

MrsOtt said...
on Jan. 24 2010 at 9:41 am
Ellie-- thank you SO much for sharing this with me! I love how you echo freedom at the beginning and end. Beautiful. What does Haily look like?

rmew said...
on Jan. 23 2010 at 1:27 pm
Ellie, Freedom is a great title for this poem. I had the pleasure of meeting Haily and new how much you loved her. You have done a wonderful job.

luv Nana

kitkate421 said...
on Jan. 21 2010 at 10:23 pm
Ellie I love you and your poems! They're so creative! This tribute to Haily is beautiful :)

good emjambment too!

-cousin Kate


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