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Snow Horse

Published by • Nov 21st, 2009 • Category: by Madelaina, Poetry

by Madelaina, age 14

The sand’s teasing glares subsided
as the world was swallowed in a mouth of grey,
of Carolina blue and periwinkle hues.
The overcast mourned these colours
but my Snow Horse only glowed more.

His mane freestyling amidst the wind
and his legs moulding into their invisible tides.
An avalanche.
The fleabitten grey of his coat
a ghostly white.
An untouched blizzard.
Each of his spots bear a magical drop,
like chocolate tears of joy and gloom.
The Snow Horse.

You’re one to be ridden with caution
for you match the wind.
Unsteady, changing, intangible.
You are moody – speedy and sloth-like
sensitive yet ignorant.
My rides are difficult,
my confidence quivering
and my aids then cowardly.
You might be a great pain
but you care for me always.

No matter the hardships
I will always forgive, keep trusting you,
keep loving you,
believing in your magic,
my Snow Horse.

* * * * * * * * * * *

Author’s Note: This poem is dedicated to my beautiful lesson horse, who I can’t ever ask more from. Although the road is bumpy, my love and admiration for him would never fade.

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  1. Madelaina! Wow! I can’t find words for this! It was just so…amazing, like always!

  2. Exellante`! It’s very mystical and original. A thousand stars. Truly, it was wonderful.

    -Raven

  3. Great job Madelania!I’m glad you dedicated your poem to your riding horse.Can you tell me about him?~LD

  4. Speachless.

  5. Wow, that is amazing! Okay I know I’m most likely wrong, but this reminds me of Sam (Phantom Stallion) with the Phantom. These are the two parts that remind me most of them:

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    You’re one to be ridden with caution
    for you match the wind.
    Unsteady, changing, intangible.
    You are moody – speedy and sloth-like
    sensitive yet ignorant.
    My rides are difficult,
    my confidence quivering
    and my aids then cowardly.
    You might be a great pain
    but you care for me always.

    No matter the hardships
    I will always forgive, keep trusting you,
    keep loving you,
    believing in your magic,
    my Snow Horse.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

  6. Thanks so much, everyone. You guys really know how to make someone humbled feel good about themselves, haha.

    Nevada Sunshine: Hmm, that’s interesting, I’ll have a look into that. Sadly, I haven’t been able to read much of the Phantom Stallion series, so I’m oblivious to the characters and the relationships between them. But, I’m thinking the poem is based on a different kind of wind-matching horse, hardships and magic – this one more metaphorical. Thanks for telling me :D

    Lucy Digro, building on that above note, my lesson horse loves drifting out during circles and changing directions when, after a debate of where we should go, we almost crash into something. His canter can be a dream, but often it’s so exaggerated and huge that it feels like you’re riding the wind with all of its velocity.Though I love him so much, I still have a LOT to learn from him, hence why those last two stanzas were chosen to represent it.

  7. Ama-zing! Personally, I think that would make a good song lol. It has kind of a mystical feel to it. :)

  8. champion poem! I love your descriptions… great start for the snowy season! =0)
    ~HF

  9. Great poem, Made! Amazing description, awesome feeling and totally just champion job! Keep it up!

  10. words can’t describe how clever and beautiful you have made that poem!

  11. Great poem! I love your descriptions. I’m almost speachless. :)

  12. Madelaina- Yes, it is different…Anyways, good job

  13. Good poem Madelaina- what breed is this horse you write of? He sounds like a horse I know named Smokey :]