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Ride a Speckled Horse

Ride a Speckled Horse

Half Moon Bay
My little speckled grey
How unwilling you were
But I'd rented you that day

An apaloosa dream- straining
at the rope
He was  the first choice
worthy of my hope

But he led you out- that
cautious owner of the 'string'
The one I wanted- being feared as-
 too much horse - to tame

No cajoling and no show of force
Could lift your heart to run
Weren't you  used- to-
always being, abused by everyone ?

In shame, at that slap of reins
 across your neck
I  let go - content to feel the 
rythm of your walk and
not the rocking of your canter

Turned your jaded head toward
 a trail down to the sea
Smelt the salt air with you
and felt the wide expanse
 of beach and wind on me

Under the gulls glide
your gait became wide
And like a rocking horse 
beside the rolling sea,
you and I glided,
close to eternity

I could have cantered on forever
when you gave your heart to me
And though I'm sure, 
that many tried
 It's few I know,
have ever  felt,
the magic of your stride

 Suzanne Delaney

Copyright © Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 9/11/2013 9:52:00 AM
    My Dearest Suzanne, Xegrakio POETESS, Beozakul-Oychwa (Spirit Nurse) Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. I have missed YOU so much. I am reading YOUR Magnificent Contributions to the SOUP again I see Congratulations are in order For YOUR Superb Featured POEM : " Ride a Speckled Horse " Soup Mail Call I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Liege...Harry

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 5:38:00 PM
    I could just picture this beautiful scene....and almost feel the wind in my face. Ahhh......that was a nice ride!!!

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 12:52:00 PM
    It was a nice ride. Congrats thanks for submitting! Kim

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 11:42:00 AM
    I enjoyed the ride. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 9:21:00 AM
    Ms. Delaney, You have fashioned a really wonderful account of the relationship between horse and rider. I envy your controlling reins on this magnificent beast. You ride well, my dear.... Hugs. and congrats... Jake

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 12:21:00 AM
    Suz, Congratulations with your Featured Poem of the week :-) Take care, and enjoy your wonderful days ahead . Always & Forever! **LINDA**

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 5:36:00 AM
    its gud,its better ..............its jst wow.Simple words with instant connect :)

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 9:17:00 PM
    Dear Suzanne,YOU know when a horse feels YOUR essence, he will please YOU for YOUR feelings of kindness to him.Do YOU live on a ranch or Horse farm? YOU certainly know about riding.Superb Pen.With LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 2:02:00 PM
    Hope you considered entering this one in the Wild, Wild West contest. I really love the flow. You can hear the canter rhythm in this one, which I'm sure was your intention. Great imagery!

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 10:29:00 AM
    I like how this poem emphasises the little things; the scenery, the feelings of horse and rider, etc. These give it a realistic and charming feel.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 9:17:00 PM
    You are a masterful story teller, my dear new friend! I am really impressed with the flow of your poetry. I'm sure this has been a passion of yours for quite a long while... I'm certain you're not new to the art! Kudos SuZ! Hugs, Jack xox

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 9:55:00 AM
    I enjoyed read this one Suzanne, it was well written and complex. Great discriptions of the speckled horse.

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 3/25/2013 10:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Donald: It is about a true experience and this dear little horse was like riding a rocking horse once he decided to canter....sometimes we have to be patient to experience the sublime I hope this came through in the poem. Best, SuZ