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A Poem Only A Horse Person Understands

 

A Poem Only A Horse Person Understands

 

I came across this poem and wanted to share it with my readers.  It is a poem that only a horse person understands, yet explains to non-horsey people how we feel about our horses.  Hope you enjoy it.

 

                                               A Horse Woman's Poem

 

When I am an Old Horsewoman

by Patty Barnhart


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 alleyway 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.


Originally published in The Arabian Horse World magazine in l992

Brigita McKelvie is a REALTOR®  (Pennsylvania License #RS297130) with Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, specializing in rural and horse properties and farms in Eastern Pennsylvania.  She has an e-Pro® (Certified Internet Expert) certification and a GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation.  

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Comment balloon 8 commentsBrigita McKelvie, Associate Broker • August 26 2015 05:50AM
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