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Horse Eulogy Poems | Eulogy Poems About Horse

These Horse Eulogy poems are examples of Eulogy poems about Horse. These are the best examples of Horse Eulogy poems written by international PoetrySoup poets

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Lest we Forget the Horses

When the world practises Tao,
horses fertilize the fields.
When the world ignores Tao,
horses are bred for war.
The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu 


Time speaks of history, 
a vast and empty sadness 
washes over me, 
 watching  old celluloid scenes
 batallions of horses on TV
 bearing regiments of men
in battles long ago 

Amid the noise of cannons
their beauty- gently haunting
depths of propriety.
Spirited, obedient, valiant
they charge across the
death-filled  battle-field 

Now the faded image shows
a glory past and gone
Yet we must remember them
And how their courage shone

Time speaks of history 
a vast and empty sadness 
washes over me 
watching old newsreels 
Highstepping horses, 
gentle eyes transformed in fear 
valiantly charging
under men that could not yield
 
Sides flecked with foam, obedient spirits,
so far from home, hoofbeats pound, 
crested necks, high dancing steps, 
with jingling bridles they rush as one, 
hearts bursting, falling in their stride,
somehow they know how desperate
 is this last and fatal run, 
the consequence of slaughter 
on that bloody battle-field 

Faded film of images that
a time now  past and gone
Lest we forget the horses
or the majesty of them
Lest we forget those horses
or the men who spurred them on 
In solemn re-enactments
we must remember them.

 Suzanne Delaney