A Few Strands of Barbed-Wire Fence

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Like most working people...bills and responsibilities...fence me in...fence us all in! The "practical" gives way to what is "out-there" that we would like to take off and go see...to truly be "free".

Today...while driving in to work...I witnessed a couple of Horses...trotting to the other side of a pasture. It was a big pasture...so if your a horse and you want to get somewhere quickly...you start off at a trot...why take your time? Out of nowhere...a little foal took-off at "break-neck" speed from some wooded brush in the corner of the pasture. It was headed to catch up with the older Horses...and obviously...its Mother.

From way behind the little one caught up to them...and then kept going right on by! The only thing that held him back...from going any further...was a few strands of barbed-wire fence...

So...here's the Poem:

"A Few Strands of Barbed-Wire Fence"

Horses romping in the pasture.
Horses romping in the pasture. | Source

When we were young...we often took off with a bound...

Oddly...later on in life...there is much to slow us down.

I want to "take-off" with both my feet...going 90 miles an hour...

I want to jump past that few strands of barbed-wire fence...if I only had the power !

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Running foals; Creative Commons; Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) | Source

I have run the race before me...and not gotten anywhere...all that fast...

I'm not talking about "days-gone-by"...I want to leave that dust settled...in the past.

I'm talking about that quiet thing...we never want to admit...or bring to anyone's attention...

I'm talking about that small voice from our heart that wants to be free...Let me be the first to mention.

2011 Miniature Horse Foal - Dent Ciinnamon Charm
2011 Miniature Horse Foal - Dent Ciinnamon Charm | Source

You know...you have heard it with-in...even though it may have been very slight...

You know...it came up from time to time...in dreams where your imagination took flight.

I'm not advocating that we should all just "take-off"...and run very...far away...

But...I know in my heart...I would not mind to run and be free...on this particular day !

Half Arabian Pinto Colt Running.
Half Arabian Pinto Colt Running. | Source

When we were young...there was no limit to...what we believed we would get done...

Days of working and years go by...and the barbed-wire fence keeps us from "taking-off" in a run.

Yet...if we could change our thinking...We know that an adult horse can jump that fence...if he puts his mind to it...

The way we're trained on the way-up teaches us that we are too small to jump that fence ...We learn we can't do it.

Caption reads: "I'm so fast!!!!-Look it me-all 4 feet off the ground!!!!"
Caption reads: "I'm so fast!!!!-Look it me-all 4 feet off the ground!!!!" | Source

The young one knows by that...which it has been taught...

Sometimes it challenged that way of thinking...Sometimes it did not.

But...inside that young ones heart...It always imagined it would run free...

Sometimes we find ourselves fenced in by a few strands of barbed-wire...


Where we never thought...We'd be !

Black Bay Arabian Yearling Trotting.
Black Bay Arabian Yearling Trotting. | Source


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