January 5, 2010
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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

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el16poet said...
Jan. 26, 2010 at 5:54 pm
Thanks to everyone for all of the ratings! I really appreciate it!
naturelover said...
Jan. 24, 2010 at 3:52 pm
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!
el16poet replied...
Jan. 24, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Thanks! I appreciate it!
MrsOtt said...
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?
el16poet replied...
Jan. 24, 2010 at 11:11 am
She was jet black with a small white diamond between her eyes.
rmew said...
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...
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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