By Mia du Bois
Majestic magnificent beast
tis’ been so until today
obediently succumb to his master’s wish
not in the least
losing nature’s own stubborn will.
powerful gracious creature
silently, mysteriously. .
God’s creation in every feature.
proud beyond compare
long muscular legs standing tall and strong
As if to say, come closer, if you dare.
carrying man and his burdens
without complaint or refusal
since the dark ages
and still humbly, thankfully accepts
but a little fodder
rejecting any form of wages.
on it’s hind legs it sometimes
reaches for the sky
going up, up, up
proud head and mane in the air, as if trying to fly.
a pleasure wagon for young and old
a comrade in war and peace
nature created this beautiful being
body, soul, spirit poured into the perfect mould.
far would one have to travel
behold, beyond the unknown realm
where ancient pegasus graced the skies
and unicorns once raced the earth
a creation as noble,
no matter what the source –
it’s been written in a thousand words and more –
as man’s best friend
the horse. . .