Ready to Go

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Camera Critters (photo/s)
Friday 5 (“essential” “sour,” “absent,” “disagreeable” and “catnap”)
Inspire Me Thursday (“opposites”)
Matinee Muse (“spirit of the underdog”)
Meme Express (“just smile”)
Rocking Chair Writers (“Tell us what’s really on your mind)
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Photo c2008 by Nickers and Ink

Ready to Go –
A Filly’s Rhyme for the Big Time

You want to know what’s on my mind?
The show-truck left. I’m left behind.
I’m disagreeable and sour,
And growing more so, by the hour.

I find it difficult to smile.
My pals grow absent by the mile.
A catnap may be what I need,
Perhaps a handful of sweet feed.

I’d like to take the plunge and show,
To demonstrate the skills I know.
An underdog? No way! Not me!
I’ll pirouette to liberty.

In fact, the opposite is true.
I’ll surely take the ribbon blue.
Please let me play. I’ll do my best
To stun the judges in my test.

Don’t make me stay here and pretend –
Essential training, flex and bend.
I’ll canter, change leads and halt square,
If you will only take me there.

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  1. What fun this was to read. I enjoyed it very much. I love horses. They're beautiful and powerful. Nice job. Have a nice day.

  2. Xcllnt! Horses are so majestic ~ aren't they?!

  3. Beautiful horses! Enjoyed reading this very much and the photo! Great post!

  4. you are the "reigning" queen of rhyme!!! no doubt about it...

  5. pure joy - what an unusal tact the other horses have left me - super cool sandy

  6. Great shot! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I long to rhyme....
    Do it all the time.
    But, what do you think....
    Don't know how to 'link'!
    At the moment, deficient.
    But when I'm proficient
    I'll join your group
    Feeling cock-a-hoop!
    But till such times
    Try Rinkly Rimes.

  8. great poem!.. i've known a few cranky fillys that bite...



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