Horse Loss Poems

These Horse Loss poems are examples of Loss poems about Horse. These are the best examples of Loss Horse poems written by international poets.


The Price of a Normal Life, Part IV by David Welch
Hopkins just fumed, and dove for his iron,
Bud’s gun barked, and he fired right then,
The Pinkerton’s charged at the gunshot,
And stared down on the lifeless...

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Categories: loss, adventure, conflict, family, growth,

The Price of a Normal Life, Part III by David Welch
Bud’s eyes went wide, and he tried to speak,
But the older man’s stare shut him down.
“Let me tell you, vagrant with no folks,
the words that...

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The Price of a Normal Life, Part II by David Welch
Hours later Bud rode a spent, tired horse,
covered in grit and grime from the chase,
as he went he came upon a well-built ranch,
painted white, a...

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The Price of a Normal Life, Part I by David Welch
Bud Rowder grew up in wind-swept Kansas,
lived a farming life until the age of nine,
when Arapaho raiders charged on in,
poor Bud was the only one...

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How A Cowboy Loves, Part II by David Welch
...The last day they rode slowly back,
still giving each other naughty looks,
a love affairs go, theirs was intense,
truly one for the record books.
Merrick hesitated to...

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Categories: depression, heartbreak, loss, love,

How A Cowboy Loves, Part I by David Welch
Merrick Brigs worked at Caldwell’s ranch,
offering two-week excursions by horse,
up in the Rockies they’d ride and camp,
suburban cowboys loved it, of course.
One summer day he...

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Categories: depression, heartbreak, loss, love,

The Old Old-West Town by David Welch
Weeds and grass grow in the cracks
of sun-faded, crumbling pavement,
a parking lot that once was full
of stressed parents and cowboys nascent.
A grand sign over the...

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Categories: loss, appreciation, childhood, eulogy, history,

The Man That He Once Was, Part III by David Welch
...With that he kicked his horse in the flanks
and charged towards Thompson and the men,
not expecting it, two of them went down
before they realized he...

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Categories: loss, anger, character, faith, hurt,

The Man That He Once Was, Part II by David Welch
...For four years he wandered, a human scourge,
throwing in with the worst type of dregs.
He robbed from so many without a thought,
and when he slept,...

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Categories: loss, anger, character, faith, hurt,

The Day Guy Montreaux Died, Part II by David Welch
...A big log bounced from way up top,
and before Guy could react
It struck his square across the chest,
up rose a sickening crack.

We sprinted quickly to...

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Categories: death, history, loss, nature,

The Day Guy Montreaux Died, Part I by David Welch
Back in nineteen hundred and three
I working with a logging crew,
cutting and limbing mighty trees,
be they hemlock, pine, or spruce.

We worked for the Nowell Paper...

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Categories: death, history, loss, nature,

Premium MemberU and I by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Born in the gullah cypress shade
of South Carolina
Dirt poor
Rich coffee bean skin
Teardrop-shaped pearl eyes ... 
midnight black forest feminine
Uneducated and illiterate ...
Living swamp school books
was...

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Categories: grandmother, loss, love,

The Texas Treasure Tragedy, Part II by David Welch
He rose from his half-finished whisky,
and set out, clear out of town.
Blackjack would be very keen to know
what the soft, little clerk had found.

Gil rode...

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Categories: history, hope, loss, time,

operating at a loss by Robert Lawson
I
How long have I been doing this
Throwing my time & money
Into a hole
Filling up notebooks
Mining overheard conversation
For lines
Squeezing the sponge
Of my wine soaked
Mind
Into the bucket
Of...

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Categories: loss, anger, destiny, political,

Premium MemberThe Dead and Dying by rob carmack
Disjointed beings beg the questions – still
an ashen horse delivers what is owed.
Decisions kneel before compassion’s will,
to stop and help a turtle cross the road.

To...

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Categories: christian, death, faith, loss,

Gambling by Paul Warren
I've never been a gambler 
For I've never liked the odds
And out the horse racers
Seems a hell of a job

I don't like the pokies
For it...

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Categories: life, loss,

Premium MemberThe Dead Man by Robert Lindley
The Dead Man

Through life, fleet footed and savagely silent
with little mercy, most often he was violent
In unguarded moments compassion won out
bursting forth, like water from...

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Categories: loss, analogy, art, death, deep,

The Good Horse Fred by David Welch
The cowboy he rode on out of the hills
Slumped over his good horse Fred.
Covered in dust, the least of his ills,
Both he and the horse...

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The Legend of Screamin' Bill Wilcox by David Welch
Screamin’ Bill Wilcox was quite a man,
Carved from a block of stone
With a face of leather, deeply tanned
And a voice you could hear in Rome.

A...

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Categories: loss, adventure, death of a

The Season of My Despair by Curtis Forsythe
It is a wondrous thing how fleet-
was he on those heavy steel shod feet.
With what a beautiful flowing grace
he oft would gallop and race,
then stay,...

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Categories: loss, bereavement, death of a