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a Story of the Unsung

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a Story of the Unsung

A Story of the Unsung. 

Man, horse and cart wait at the railway station, picking up wares
 and delivering them to local shops. Every July the man and horse 
go on holiday to the country side, so his animal can eat fresh grass
and trot about on soft soil, while the man sits on a stone fence 
smoking his pipe. A frosty day the horse fell on icy road, it was 
not the same after that, it was off its hay, lost weight, had to stop 
often, up hills, for a rest. The vet shook his head too late, nothing 
he could do for the beast. 

The man got a hand cart, tried to deliver parcels around, but could 
not push heavy loads; fell ill, took to his bed and vanished into 
    blue yonder. There is a green field on the country side if you go 
there In July you will, on a misty dawn, when the ash tree is 
covered in gossamer, see a man sitting on a stone fence, smoking 
his pipe whilst his horse, grazes on green lushness. But you must 
go before the field is turned into a posh housing estate and 
fairytales die in the glare of street lamps and prowling patrol cars.   

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 7:57:00 AM

    Oh Dear Jan - Down the primrose path go I, until you shot me right in the whites of my eyes. xxx's ooo's

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 3/26/2013 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Kathy
  1. Date: 3/26/2013 5:59:00 AM

    Very nice read. Really enjoyed. I can see the old man smoking his pipe on the stone fence. Keep up the good writingn

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 3/26/2013 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Matthew