Sorrow & Fortune

gbsomerville By gbsomerville, 23rd Jul 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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A short poem about a very special horse and foal.

Sorrow & Fortune

My heart was full of Sorrow when I learned of your plight
The horrors you have been through, that journey through the night.
Branded without “local” to ease the searing pain
This torture was repeated, time and again.

Left to face the elements, no shelter from the cold
The foal that ran beside you, sold at only a few months old.
This life of hell was all you knew as year rolled into year
No tender touch or soothing words, you only knew raw fear.

At this year's annual round-up, your life was due to end
You with many others driven off the moors and penned.
The auction mart was throbbing with people full of greed
The stalls were packed with ponies all destined for feed.

Your heart must have been racing, your eyes would bulge with fear
You were not to know it, but safety was quite near.
Saved, secure and loaded; a road with many bends
Would see you land at Allandale, there to know just friends.

Your skin was dull; eyes so sad; with each rib sticking through
Matted mane, knotted tail, abdomen bulging too.
You had a little secret, surprised us all at length
A tiny new arrival had been taking all your strength.

Fortune shone on you that day, a health little son
He'll never know your agonies; just a life of fun.
“God bless you both” comes from the heart
Live life to the full with this new start.


Allandale, Animal, Auction, Foal, Fortune, Horse, Mart, Pain, Ponies, Sanctuary, Sorrow, Stalls, Torture

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author avatar gbsomerville
I am 22 years old, play the piano and accordion. I'm a live sound and studio recording engineer, enjoy the outdoors / countryside, agriculture and most animals... except insects.

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