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Mr. Truly Amazing

Sixteen years old and in a world of her own
Confined to life lived in a wheelchair
Ever since birth, doctors don’t know what went wrong
But, it was like no one was at home in there

One summer vacation with the other kids in tow
The family visited a Kentucky horse stable
They left her alone in a sunny grass meadow
While off riding with the children who were able

While sitting alone in a catatonic state
Staring out somewhere in space
A gelding that was grazing, Mr. Truly Amazing
Came up and licked her on the face

The family returned to a shocking surprise
Seeing the wheelchair left unoccupied
They looked all around, then couldn’t believe their eyes
When they saw her standing with a horse by her side

She was petting his nose, feeding him an apple
And seemed to be whispering something
They were frozen in their tracks not believing the fact
That their Jenny was no longer a nothing

The mother walked up, in a delicate manner
Not wanting to interrupt this miracle’s course
When Jenny turned to her and in a shallow voice
Whispered, “Look, Mommy, I have a horse”

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  1. Date: 6/28/2011 1:20:00 PM
    Joe, Congratulations on your beautiful third place poem, a pleasure to read. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 6/25/2011 1:47:00 PM
    It touched my heart to read this.. Congrats Joe on your wonderful win with this amazing write. ..gautami

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 6:13:00 PM
    Excellent poem and congrats on a well deserved win. MIke

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 4:17:00 PM
    Congrats on 3rd Place, Joe. Excellent piece. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 4:05:00 PM
    This is a wonderful story and I know that autistic children are especially helped by having a chance to communicate with and ride these wonderful animals. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 2:13:00 PM
    I have heard of riding sessions for wheelchair folks such a great idea animals help us get through trauma with unconditional love. Congrad's on your fine verse winning! Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 1:31:00 PM
    My congratulations on the win in the contest of carol, joe

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 12:34:00 PM
    Congrats Joe on your excellent win in the horse contest .. enjoy...

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 11:44:00 AM
    Congratulations and thank you for supporting my contest Joe. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/22/2010 6:29:00 AM
    hey Joe..fantastic and there are many such stories that I have seen with my own eyes..My wife is a trainer and has helped teach many challenged children about horses.One such autistic child never spoke a word untill she trained him to ride a horse and the connection was made..... His parents said he couldn't stop talking that same night when he got home.....thanks for bringing this to people's attention that these are not just fables.. again into my favs

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 10:20:00 AM
    Congratulations to you on your win Joe in Tirzah Conway's contest "A Horse Is A Horse Of Course". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 3:59:00 PM
    Wow, Joe...this is a real gut-wrencher with a joyous ending... Congratulations on your 1st place win!... I like the fact you seem to be able to write serious AND funny stuff with equal ease...Also, I never got the chance to express my gratitude to you for honoring my poem in your 'Top Ten' contest so, I am doing that now...Thank you very much Joe! - Tim

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 11:03:00 PM
    AWESOME! Definite 1st place winner- congrats!

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 3:45:00 PM
    Congrats, Joe, on your first place win.

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 1:15:00 PM
    I hope so this was not something you and yours had to go through, if it was thank goodness your child came back to you! Congrad's and Light & Love ( and YOU know I still want my periods LOL)

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 11:49:00 AM
    Big congrats Joe on your first place win in the Horses contest... magnificent write my friend.. a truly Mr. Truly ride for us readers... enjoy another top notch win ...with luv..

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 10:55:00 AM
    A tender story, as only you can tell. What a lovely look at this contest!! Beautiful!! Congratulations on your first place, Joe!!!

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 10:53:00 AM
    Beautiful story Joe, way to go. Gongrats on your win!

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 10:32:00 AM
    see, I told you it would do amazing in the contest, it made me cry, congrats on the well deserved first

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 10:13:00 AM
    Outstanding write, Joe. Congrats on 1st Place. Nice going. What a great story. All the best. Ralph