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The 3 Legged Horse

I am placing all my bets, on this ‘ere, 3 legged horse 
That it shows some fettle and gets round the course

It has no chance of winning, for that you can be sure 
But as for its enthusiasm, god only has for it, no cure

Nobody ever told it, you need four legs, just to stand
It just wobbled here and there, then up and off it ran

Its master knew it was a keeper, now, it is in the race
But, very strangely, the horse is keeping up the pace

The sounds of laughter, now replaced with sheer awe 
As the punters shouted, come on 3 give it some more

On the last furlong, all the other horses it had passed 
The bookmakers looked on, we are broke they gasped

The odds on even horse favourite to win, had expired 
It just did not have it in itself, of that it most required

Was on its back, hooves in air, fending a heart attack
O’ woe betide you said its, master when you get back

There was mayhem in the stalls, now all bets are lost
Each betting slip ripped in half, on the ground tossed

As that three-legged horse, crossed the finishing line
And all because the ‘ere horse, had itself some, spine

So the moral of this tale is: never put someone down
Because, it may well be you, that is made into a clown

No horses were hurt in the making of this poem, just some peoples pride . . .

Indiana Shaw . . . ; )

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 11/20/2018 9:39:00 AM
Awesome :))) A handicapped winner! (I'm not a gambler, mostly cuz we don't have the ponies here) xomo
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Date: 11/20/2018 7:37:00 PM
Handicapped winner, he sure was . . . ; )