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My Bucephalus

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My Bucephalus

I did once find this incredible little mare
When I was ready in life and knew
she was ready for me.
Somehow I was drawn to a place in the South,
Not to find a horse, but to get away from "it all"
to enjoy nature in the fall. The scenery of
orange, yellow and all changing leaves.

To this small little horse farm my husband
and I went
To camp, ride horses and enjoy time spent
Then I saw her and knew right then my life had changed
I was sent Mon Ami in my path by some divine fate
so strange.

Ahh, my two year old, I bought her that day
and had to arrange a ride to me states far away
When she finally came, yes- she was mine!
A prayer answered after so much time.
We began to ingest one anothers soul
through life's breath and many a long stroll.

Oh- no life without my Mon Ami-

At three, we began the reign of riding and glee
A decision to make her an endurance horse
was my goal- and to compete for so may miles
certainly did make her "smile"!
Though diversity is the key, we focus on
obliterating opponents at super long
distance... winning always in the top three

Little bay mare, half Arabian and half Morgan
Has shown me she has more heart than any horse
I have ever rode, owned, or with since parted.
A special bond occurs between woman and horse
when they spend thousands of hours in the saddle
riding the course.
Superb at anything she has the will-
but even if she were crippled, forever 
we'll be together still.

Oh my Mon Ami, you are my desire, my energy
to see you everyday, running about at play
there is no sight more beautiful on this planet
to me
Than my beloved little mare, Mon Ami.

2nd place in  "A Horse is A Horse Of Course..." contest by Tirzah.

A. Green


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  1. Date: 8/29/2011 7:47:00 PM
    enjoyed reading this lazy evening!! keep sharing your precious writes with us.

  1. Date: 8/13/2010 11:03:00 PM
    Hey Awesome .. wish I was on this horse instead of this plane tonight..luv.. long long flight. ..happy weekend.. with luv..

  1. Date: 8/3/2010 12:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on a wonderful win with this terrific poem Amy! Blessings, Connie

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 10:41:00 AM
    Congratulations to you on your win Amy in Tirzah Conway's contest "A Horse Is A Horse Of Course". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 2:21:00 PM
    HI and Happy Sunday Awesome Amy.. am getting crazy with the guys for the contest... by Wednesday will have to post a power blog encouraging them to write something... hope all is well with u today my collaborating friend.. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 7:52:00 PM
    Congrats, Amy. Nice going. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 3:55:00 PM
    Congrats, Amy, on second place win.

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 1:24:00 PM
    I have never "really known" a horse woman but they sy (men) marry one at your own risk for the horse will get more attention than you LOL, well, why not! A man should be able to take care of himself! Wonderful win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 11:54:00 AM
    Congrats to AWESOME AMY.. but did I not predict this one for u.. this is a major poem for your collection my friend...and now a top spot in the winners circle ...enjoy ..with luv..

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 10:58:00 AM
    Congrats Amy on your win in the 'Horse' contest!

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 10:36:00 AM
    congrats on your win with this lovely poem Amy

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 9:55:00 AM
    Isn't it amazing to meet the perfect horse-the one you know was meant for you! Loved your title as well-Bucephalus is my favorite horse from history! Congrat's on your 2nd place win in my contest!~Tirzah~

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 9:42:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry today Amy. The best to you in the contest. Wishing you a beautiful weekend filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/29/2010 1:32:00 PM
    Well this certainly blows my entry out of the water ...but I expect no less from Awesome Amy who is an expert when it comes to horses ...this Ballad is phenomenal and good luck though am sure I see 1st place on this entry... I wrote "Cult of the Cat" (goddess Bast) just for fun if u want to read... my creative spirit overflows when I see a new contest even though I cannot enter... hope u like..luv..

  1. Date: 7/29/2010 11:51:00 AM
    lovely Amy, good luck in the contest