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They Hang Horses, Don't They

Once, a strange structure appeared in a barn yard difficult not to notice, a scaffold to hang horses for throwing their masters Dumb and never protesting they were led up the ramp built like a stairway to heaven With never any last minute salvation No 'Pegasus' wings that sprouted from the withers. Hooves crossed on the chest each was duly blest and I wonder if each mistook the noose for a lasso around its neck. With one somb're bell a'ringing the hangman pulled the lever 'There are no last minute requests for horses being executed' Justice done again? Yet it seems in the equine world hanging has served as no deterrant. Inherant in all horses is an urge to throw their masters. Give Me Your Best James Tate Contest Judged: 12/1/2016 12:00:00 AM Sponsored by: Space Cadet 6th Place 100 in a ROW contest -- 8 Contest Judged: 7/30/2016 8:24:00 PM Sponsored by: Poet Destroyer A 6th Place

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Date: 12/1/2016 10:27:00 PM
Fantastic poem! Congratulations on the contest. -- Wesley C.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 12/3/2016 6:24:00 PM
Thanks Wesley for my placement in your contest. It is great to meet you. SuZ
Date: 7/31/2016 4:26:00 PM
This is brilliant. 7.
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Date: 7/31/2016 11:07:00 AM
Beautiful thought penned with nice style. Congrats on your win. A 7. Hugs, Cloudy Poet
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Date: 7/30/2016 11:02:00 PM
Extremely creative! Congrats on the win.
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Date: 7/30/2016 8:45:00 PM
Suz, Congratulations on your win. Thank you for supporting my contest --- 101 in a row. :) Stop by my blog "They Hang Horses, Don't They?" if you'd like. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Date: 10/22/2014 1:07:00 PM
I take it you have a soft spot for horses. Is this scaffolding where they hang horses have any grains of truth in it? I absorb the thought provoking message, but am curious about the inspiration.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 11/6/2014 11:05:00 PM
Hi Timothy: I wrote this to a one phrase challenge which was, ' A strange structure appeared...' amazing what comes out of a few words. I guess depending what structure you pick and on where you locate it anything could emerge...lol
Date: 8/4/2013 5:24:00 PM
So true! The death penalty's alive and well. Especially here in Texas. We lead the nation in executions and people are still killing! A deterrent? I don't think so. A point well taken!...Milt
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 11/6/2014 11:06:00 PM
Thanks Milt.
Date: 8/2/2013 4:59:00 PM
love this write,,, and I remember the title from a movie "Robert Redford & J. Fonda ? "
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Date: 7/31/2013 11:38:00 AM
I do like this one..Excellent topic chosen and excellent presentation..I feel that it could be an underlying subtle meaning penned in these lines..Thanks for stopping by..I am honored that you found my simple work worthy of favs..Sara..This one is going into my favs also..
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Date: 7/31/2013 6:38:00 AM
Love it. A brilliant satirical poem. Made me think of the Far Side comics where animals are used to illustrate the folly of man
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 11/6/2014 11:07:00 PM
Yes satire is sometimes more effective than truth as it bites your back...lol
Date: 7/30/2013 8:12:00 AM
Hi Suz,thanks for capturing that sad feeling in me for these helpless creatures.I guess the horse killers will give you quite a different perspective to justify the kills.Thanks for your ever so sweet comments on my poems.Your new friend Mustapha.
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Date: 7/30/2013 5:06:00 AM
Oh my, this just broke my heart,, I felt sick,,, I know they kill horses like they kill many of GOD's beautiful creatures, but I did not know this cruelty very sad for me but a great write,,, good on you for bringing the horrid act to light,,, blessings sueellen
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 7/30/2013 1:42:00 PM
This is only from my imagination.....it doesn't really happen this way.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 7/30/2013 1:41:00 PM
Please don't be sad....this is just my way of commenting on the Death penalty, as not being a deterrent . I actually love horses.