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 travelled, the time spent, or the costs involved for 'just a horse. Some of my proudest moments have come about with 'just a horse.
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 dark.
Those who think it's 'just a horse,' probably also use phrases like 'just a friend,' 'just a sunrise,' or 'just a promise.
Because of 'just a horse' I 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.
I hope that someday others have the opportunity to understand that it's not 'just a horse' but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being 'just a woman.
So the next time you hear the phrase 'just a horse,' smile.
You are one of the blessed few who understands. The old brown horse looks over the fence In a weary sort of way. The old brown horse has a shaggy coat, But once he was young and trim, And he used to trot through the woods and lanes With the man who was fond of him.
But his master rides in a motor-car, And it makes him feel quite sad When he thinks of the days that used to be, And of all the times they had. Sometimes a friendly soul will stop Near the fence, where the tired old head Rests wearily on the topmost bar, And a friendly word is said. Then the old brown horse gives a little sigh As he feels the kindly touch Of a hand on his mane or his shaggy coat, And he doesn't mind so much. So if you pass by the field one day, Just stop for a word or two With the old brown horse who was once as young And as full of life as you.
Don't mourn for me Dear owner, kind and true. I know that you will miss me As I will also think of you. We shared so many secrets; those you whispered in my ear. I've kept those secrets for you lest anyone would hear.Horse Trade
And in return you've kept me from being turned out in the cold. You've fed, watered, and cared for me while we both grew old. But God had called and needs me; He says that it is time I claim that sweet reward in a kinder, green clime. He promises sweeter clover, clear water, rich and pure. I'll never have to suffer from wounds that humans cannot cure. I'll romp and play all day with others he has called hither.Your Questions.
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I have done mostly what most men do, And pushed it out of my mind; But I can't forget, if I wanted to, Four-Feet trotting behind. Day after day, the whole day through -- Wherever my road inclined -- Four-feet said, "I am coming with you! Now I must go by some other round, -- Which I shall never find -- Somewhere that does not carry the sound Of Four-Feet trotting behind. We have a secret, you and I that no one else shall know, for who but I can see you lie each night in fire glow?
And who but I can reach my hand before we go to bed and feel the living warmth of you and touch your silken head? And only I walk woodland paths and see ahead of me, your small form racing with the wind so young again, and free.
And only I can see you swim in every brook I pass and when I call, no one but I can see the bending grass. I lost a treasured friend today The little dog who used to lay Her gentle head upon my knee And shared her silent thoughts with me. Although my eyes are filled with tears I thank him for the happy years He let her spend down here with me And for her love and loyalty. When it is time for me to go And join her there, this much I know I shall not fear the transient dark For she will greet me with a bark.
Author Unknown. Oh what unhappy twist of fate Has brought you homeless to my gate, The gate where once another stood To beg for shelter, warmth and food? For from that day I ceased to be The master of my destiny, While she, with purr and velvet paw Became within my house the law. She scratched the furniture and shed And claimed the middle of my bed, She ruled in arrogance and pride And broke my heart the day she died.
So if you really think, oh cat I'd willingly relive all that, Because you come forlorn and thin Well don't just stand there - come on in! Also see our page of Loss of a Horse Quotes. Don't cry for the horses that life has set free.
A million white horses forever to be. Don't cry for the horses now in God's hand. As they dance and they prance in a heavenly band. They were ours as a gift, but never to keep.
As they close their eyes forever to sleep. Their spirits unbound. On silver wings they fly. A million white horses against the blue sky. Look up into heaven, you'll see them above. The horses we lost, the horses we loved.Poems and verses for funerals can bring comfort during such an upsetting and difficult time. Some poems can be uplifting, whilst others may be quite emotional or even funny.
The following verses are among the most popular for a funeral. Similar to funeral songs and hymns, there are a number of poems and verses which are frequently chosen for funeral services. There are a number of happy and funny funeral poems which can help celebrate the life of your loved one and comfort those left behind:. If you feel anxious about reading a long poem or want to keep the service as short as possible, you may wish to choose a short funeral poem which is still a touching tribute to your loved one and the life they have left behind.
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The knowing of the earth is in them. The Zen-like silence and thereness of the landscape is mirrored in the silence and solitude of animals. They live outside the politics of human intention. Somehow they already inhabit the eternal. Millions of people need this kind of love — love without judgment, artifice, or stinginess — in a universe of emotional and spiritual isolation.
Animals bridge the gap between our hearts and minds. As became apparent after Hurricane Katrina and other disasters, many people will die rather than lose a relationship for which there is no human substitute. I came to have a peep. I could see that you were crying. You found it hard to sleep. I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, "It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here.
I watched you pour the tea. You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me. I was with you at the shops today. Your arms were getting sore. I was with you at my grave today. You tend it with such care. I want to re-assure you that I'm not lying there. I walked with you towards the house as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you.
I smiled and said "It's me. I tried so hard to let you know that I was standing there. It's possible for me to be so near you everyday.The imagery is so spot on.
That feeling of freedom when it's just you and your horse, your writing got my head in that zone, and I'm on my laptop. It does end, eventually. But these moments are the best because, well you said it yourself There's nothing like it. Great job! Report Reply. One of my students would like to use this poem for speech competition. We want to give you proper credit, and we were wondering if we could get a name besides Horse Lover to do that with.
My email is kspieker giltnerschool. Thank you! Interesting concept used here Report Reply. Beautiful poem. It clearly expresses your love for horses. I love them too. Nice job Report Reply.
Share this poem:. Horse Lover. Autoplay next video. Meg M. Elizabeth T. Read this poem in other languages. This poem has not been translated into any other language yet. What do you think this poem is about?
For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc. Horse Lover's Other Poems. The Barrel Race. Famous Poems. Phenomenal Woman Maya Angelou. Famous Poets. Social Media. Delivering Poems Around The World. All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes to benefit site visitors, and is provided at no chargeWhat are the best poems ever written about horses? But this wonderfully energetic Robert Browning poem, describing a horse-ride to deliver some important news although we never learn what the news actually is.
Instead, the emphasis is on the journey itself, with the sound of the galloping horses excellently captured through the metre of the verse. This poem has a notable claim to fame: init became the first poem spoken by the author to be recorded on a phonographwhen Browning recited half-remembered words from the poem into an Edison phonograph at a dinner party. Ogilvie was a Scottish-Australian poet and horseman, so given these twin achievements he had to feature on this list of the best poems about horses.
If you enjoyed these classic horse poems, check out our pick of the greatest bird poemsthese classic poems about all kinds of animalsand this fine posy of poems about flowers. The author of this article, Dr Oliver Tearle, is a literary critic and lecturer in English at Loughborough University.
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Maybe you would like to pay tribute to Mum or Dad with a funeral poem? There are many beautiful pieces of poetry, readings and verse that can enhance a funeral service or ceremony whether it is religious or non-religious. We have collected some of the best poems for funerals.
We can not include newer poetry because of copyright. David Harkins. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there.
10 of the Best Poems about Horses
I did not die. Mary Frye. Death is nothing at all I have only slipped away into the next room I am I and you are you Whatever we were to each other That we are still Call me by my old familiar name Speak to me in the easy way you always used Put no difference into your tone Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow Laugh as we always laughed At the little jokes we always enjoyed together Play, smile, think of me, pray for me Let my name be ever the household word that it always was Let it be spoken without effort Without the ghost of a shadow in it Life means all that it ever meant It is the same as it ever was There is absolute unbroken continuity What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind Because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you for an interval Somewhere very near Just around the corner All is well. Nothing is past; nothing is lost One brief moment and all will be as it was before How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
Canon Henry Scott-Holland. When I have moved beyond you in the adventure of life, Gather in some pleasant place and there remember me With spoken words, old and new. Go eat and talk, and when you can; Follow a woodland trail, climb a high mountain, Walk along the wild seashore, Chew the thoughts of some book Which challenges your soul. Though you mention not my name, Though no thought of me crosses your mind, I shall be with you, For these have been the realities of my life for me.
When you walk alone with courage, When you choose your path of right, I shall be very close to you. When we are weary and in need of strength, When we are lost and sick at heart, We remember him. When we have a joy we crave to share When we have decisions that are difficult to make When we have achievements that are based on his We remember him.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring, We remember him. At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn, We remember him. At the rising of the sun and at its setting, We remember him. As long as we live, he too will live For he is now a part of us, As we remember him. I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and the sky come down to mingle with each other.