Kill all the horses.......verse

I have seen you there in your sunday finest
your bonnets and pure white glove
I have seen you sitting side saddle
professing adoration and love

You brush and oil and my hide tie and cut
my tendons and tail
Yet you take me out behind the barns
when your wishes I fail

The whips in the darkened stalls
the chains when I misbehave
I wonder though of your heaven
if it's mankind that is depraved

I've run the very heart out of my chest
in battle or on the circled track
My devotion then you cannot have
my heart will never come back

But then what do I expect when you'd
do this to a child
Just who is it that's the hero
when the heart of a man is wild

We know nothing of the mind of the horse
the feelings within that chest
Nobility runs deep within her veins
yet man can't give his best

So kill all the horses or treat them
all in kind
It's man that hasn't given his best at all
the horse has done just fine










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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Bravo! A wonderful tribute to my buddies.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas

Wow, Ed.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Kindness to our animal friends who serve us so well is paramount.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Thank you so much my beautiful friends !Eric , Shannie , Blossom !


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

This touches me deeply, Ed. How recklessly man wields his own interests, trampling those of the ones who are willingly - or trapped into - serving his. There is something mean-spirited in the human being who can take and use and then still complain that it is not enough nor what he/she wanted from the beast or another person. Horses are so elegant-spirited. To mistreat one is abominable.

I am going to 'like' this hub on FB, if you don't mind. My niece there is a horse-lover and would appreciate it. Also voting up and across the fitting choices of praises.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Thank you Shannie , for allowing me the honor !


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Nellieanna, Now there's a true Texas Lady ! Did you ever ride much my friend ? It's so nice to see you , I am honored !.....:-}

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