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."