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HORSES ARE HEROES

I've always admired 
horses
and I guess I most surely 
always will
No legend without em' 
complete
The unsung heroes of 
any heroic battle

Pony, colt, filly or mare
ride it bareback if you 
dare

Ride them to a trot, ride 
them to a canter
your beast of burden yet 
be fair with the 
horsewhip
Dön't think it cannot 
throw you off
just coz' your feet are 
secured in the stirrup

A horse is so handsome, 
graceful and royal
Know you've harnessed 
a stately, princely animal
Tis surely a conveyance 
both regal and loyal
Hooves and horseshoes 
have trodden paths since 
times immemorial.

Whether twas the 
magnificent Moghuls or 
the mighty maharajas
tis horses who added to 
their pomp and glamour
The knights, squires and 
musketeers
all needed horses too for 
any show of valour

I ardently admire the 
noble appearance
of the silky maned 
Arabian horse of 
elegance
Described as a  powerful 
white beauty with 
flowing manes and tails
To me a horse with 
dashing, equine charisma
altogether of admirable 
build and countenance

On these majestic yet 
stalwart stallions
depended the victory 
feats of most battalions
No victory or history 
without horseback 
power
The horse is indeed the 
heroic champ of 
champions

As for food feed it 
fodder
Hallowed be the stables
for this fauna of the 
fables
But be not harsh with 
the halter

Stroke its mane or its 
muzzle
The rider seated in its 
saddle

And the rider goes a' 
walloping
as the gelding goes a' 
galloping.

Ah and there goes a 
jockey in his jodhpurs
racing in a livery of 
racing spurs

Thus a more flattering 
sporting exercise is the 
equestrian
esp if compared to the 
jogging pedestrian

And then to have a look 
at horsey hues
coats in shades of 
mustard, magenta and 
maroon

Feel that velvet touch of 
nature's velveteen
Tis universally admired, 
that glossy brown sheen

The bridle and the reins 
on this regal being seem 
quite ironic and unfit to 
me
But it is indeed quite a 
task to tame
that wild mustang hued 
in deep mahogany

Famous heroic horses 
that've ridden into the 
present
from the anals of history
and I'll mention those 
well-known to me
They're Al-Boraq, the 
Zuljanah, the wooden 
Trojan horse and the 
Xanthus
Some real remarkable 
horses, others more 
legendary
They do deserve such 
fabled epic and fuss

Horses are heroes no one 
can deny
and while horsecarts 
mightn't have units of 
horsepower
but a foal shall grow into 
a steed as time goes by
when it shall welcome on 
its back the rider

Hearken em' horses 
neigh, whinny snort or 
nicker
Have been mounted both 
by villains and hero riders

There riding on smooth 
sandy dunes or even 
coarse gorse
Clip clop go the hooves 
of the heroic horse.

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  1. Date: 7/12/2014 9:04:00 AM

    Horses are a magnificient animal which requires a lot of care and love..Great work about them..Way to go with the topic..Thanks for the visit to my page.Sara
  1. Date: 5/18/2014 1:00:00 AM

    I enjoyed this whole poem and can see you have a deep and endless love for horses. I have too and have had a poem in the works for a long time about horses used in War. My title is, "Lest We Forget the Horses "I will try to finish it this week and post it for you.
  1. Date: 5/12/2014 8:45:00 AM

    I wish I could give you far more than the points here but I will say it goes with many bows. This was delightful I'm a horse lover. (all animals) really but adore horses. Palimenoes are my fav.although they are all georgous. You certainly did them justice with this epic and wonderful write. I also appreciate it that you stopped by and left your kindness on my poem. Peace, Deborah
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 11:00:00 PM

    BTW, My "Supple Whip" poem had nothing to do with horses- LOL
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 10:59:00 PM

    Ok, this goes beyond good into incredible, well RESEARCHED (which I think is important), graceful, you covered just about all you can when it comes to horses. History, use, knowledge, physiology. Yes I am impressed.
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 10:40:00 PM

    I enjoyed your poem. I love horses too. They are such sweet animals. And feisty too. You write very nicely. Thanks for commenting on my poem.(:) Karen
  1. Date: 4/17/2014 10:16:00 AM

    Yes, horses are heroes and this poem is very good. You should correct "anals" to "annals" in the stanza 5th from end, otherwise it might mean a different thing :-)))
  1. Date: 4/16/2014 4:37:00 PM

    Nice write Zanyub. I must admit that there is nothing to compare with the elegance, beauty and power of a beautiful horse. I enjoyed your poem, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 4/16/2014 4:31:00 PM

    Very cute poem. I like horses too.
  1. Date: 4/16/2014 12:23:00 PM

    nice poem about horse. they are great.
  1. Date: 4/16/2014 12:12:00 PM

    Nigeria... Nice meeting u
  1. Date: 4/16/2014 11:56:00 AM

    A long poem that flows along at a trot:) Ably written and very informative as well. Much enjoyed. You put a lot of love behind this write....suggesting perhaps a close contact with horses. // paul
  1. Date: 4/16/2014 10:59:00 AM

    Love this poem. You are from which country?
  1. Date: 4/16/2014 10:19:00 AM

    Had a long ride on the back of the horse,an animal provided energy prior to oil!.Good!

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