Looking over the Fence
Looking over the fence, was the first time I looked upon your face
Sunlight glowing from your coat, head held high, full of grace with ears alert
Muscles rippled as you moved, your gait strong, steady and smooth
An anxious whinney, a knowing look, you knew that dinner time was almost ready
Fresh spring grass has it's appeal, but nothing tastes like a hard meal
Sugar beet, soaked of course, warm smelling oats, for the main course
Dessert comes in the form of hay, sweet smelling of timothy and clover
A warm bed for the evening, fresh water and shelter until day time comes around
I remember seeing you standing tall, majestic and noble of racing blood
Today Jimmy, I say my farewell as a friend, I wish you had seen that stone
That has ended your life, made it too short, broken my heart, clipped my wings for good
Nicola gave you a chance to heel, but those broken bones were not forgiving
Stabled in your majestic way, saved all your love
For your mistress and friend today
The vet approached with his needle, all you could do was nuzzle me, eyes tight shut
Don't be afraid Jimmy my friend, The horse master will welcome you home by his side
Beautiful pastures with splendid views, awaits your arrival, a warm bed to snuggle into
Nicola and I think you are brave, standing forward to hear your name, Jimmmmy
We will watch for the brightest star tonight
And then tomorrow in day light, we will show how much we care
As they take your lifeless body to be cremated, we will stand so straight and proud
You gave us your power and grace, we in return will always remember your beautiful face
Jimmy my friend of noble thoroughbred blood, you gave us insight with your love
For horses do enjoy the company of man, willing, always eager to please,
Now go fly with the wind in your tail, no more pain will prevail
With your noble grace, you will live in our thoughts,
And when the barn door opens we will hear your cry, knowing and waiting in the sky
Until the day comes we meet again, your death leaves me lonely
Missing a dear friend
For My Dear Friend Nicola
Be brave Nicky, I have no words that can take away your pain. Jimmy had a good caring home and never wanted for anything. He adored you, and you will always remember those strolls in the forest and exhilarating charges down the beach with the wind in your hair and his tail flying behind you. He will always be by your side, reach out and you will feel his silky coat and smell that wonderful smell that only horse lovers recognize.
My Blue will miss him, as from all the geldings, Jimmy was his friend too.
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