"My pony and me" by "Don West" - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 2 Old 07-13-2008, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
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"My pony and me" by "Don West"

This is a poem by my favorite trainer-writer-poet and all around cowboy. Don West.

I was filled with confusion
Had bad feelings inside
so I saddled my pony
and I went for a ride

we covered the ground
like a bird on the wing
as my cares fell away
I started to sing

I sang to the coyotes
I sang to the sky
I sang to my pony
and I started to cry

I felt the emotions
letting go from inside
letting cares fall behind me
as ahead I did ride

The tears keep on comming
to the top of the hill
where I reined in my pony
and sat there... real still

we looked out together
on the country below
as I stroked his long mane
nice and easy, and slow

from the back of my pony
my problems seemed few
I gathered the courage
to start life anew

yes, I relished the moment
sat there taking it in
building strength for the future
to start living again

as finally the sun passed
behind a tall hill
the long rays of twilight
gave us both a cold chill

it was time to be going
it was time to move on
cause the time, it is passing
and the past, it is gone

so I clucked to my pony
and moved down the hill
father time will not linger
but the memory will

now I cherish these moments
that's the way it should be
miles of wild open country
and my pony...and me.

"Horses raise what the farmer eats and eats what the farmers raises" "You can't plow in the ground and get gasoline"...Will Rogers 1932
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