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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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There is sense and then... horse sense which is sense fresh out of the source with no frills. The idiom...Straight from the horses mouth works for me.

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) about 2 years ago

Richie,

You are talking to the PA REALTOR with horse sense.  

Brigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) about 2 years ago

I love the poem and your passion for horses...lucky gal you!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 2 years ago

Good Wednesday morning Brigita McKelvie -

A very good poem and indeed perfect for the horse lover such as yourself.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty (Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com) about 2 years ago

 What a beautiful poem and I know how my horse loving friends feel about their horses and they are treated like family!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) about 2 years ago

Kristin,

Since I enjoyed reading the poem, I thought I would share it with my readers so they can enjoy.

Brigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) about 2 years ago

John,

Glad you enjoyed it!

Brigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) about 2 years ago

Brian,

Our horses are part of our family.

Brigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) about 2 years ago

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