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The Horse's Bit

Updated on February 13, 2012

A Noble Animal

A beast of goodwill

Running for heartless men, treated ill

stalled up in stables

Left to shiver in the cold

Fed cold 'bits'

Rushed with utmost speed

Racing through a summer heat

Heart beating wild

Reins pulled tight

Tested far beyond their strength

Scraped by curry combs

Clipped nude spots exposed

Driven until lame

Then turned out to pasture

Oh what a noble animal

Oh to be treated so

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      Donna Cosmato 5 years ago from USA

      What a magnificent horse Secretariat was! This is an awesome tribute to his memory.

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      jacqui2011 5 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

      Secretariat was a fantastic horse. "Big Red" was a hero. Lovely photo of him.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I know nothing but this poem. This is delightful read.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thank you for bringing my attention to Big Red. I changed the picture. I just recently rented the movie of Secretariat, and it inspired me. Come back again Jacqui

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thank you Donna. I thought you were a horse lover.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Vinaya, stop by again. I appreciate your comment.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Ann, an awesome poem and tribute.

      Fabulous writing, excellent work and voted up

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Love horses and they are Noble animals that always gives their all.

      Great read , and I felt each word. Keep up the good work.

      Bless.

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