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Ode to the Horse
November 17, 2004

Ode to the Horse

With an emptiness inside me
I abandoned precious hope
Never dreaming for a moment
What I needed was a rope

When in darkness and depression
Every step became a falter
Never thinking for a minute
That my light would be a halter

And with every painful heartbeat
Countless memories to stain
Never planning in advance
Joys returning with a rein

Never, never to imagine
That a life so deeply scarred
Might find love's true, tender healing
Mucking out the horse's yard

Though I've never been a doctor
With assurance I prescribe
For the broken hearted lonely
Take this cure that I describe

When you're feeling down and desperate
Taken liberally of course
Fill your life with blessed pleasure
Saddle up and ride your horse

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