"Just a horse"
From time to time, people tell me,
"lighten up, it's just a horse,"
or, "that's a lot of money for just a horse.”
They don't understand the distance traveled,
the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a horse."
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a horse."
Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a horse,"
but I did not once feel lonely.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by
"just a horse,”
and in those days of darkness,
the gentle touch of "just a horse" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you too think it's "just a horse,"
then you will probably understand phrases like
"just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."
"Just a horse" brings into my life the very essence of
friendship, trust, and joy.
"Just a horse" brings out the compassion and patience
that make me a better person.
So for me, and people like me, it's not "just a horse,"
but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future,
the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
"Just a horse" brings out what's good in me
and distracts my thoughts away from myself
and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a horse,"
but the thing that gives me life and keeps me from being
"just a girl."
It is not just a horse,
It is the one thing that keeps me from being just a girl