"R" is for . . . Relaxing from Rigors

Posted for a variety of prompts:

ABC Wednesday (“R is for . . . “)

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Easy Street Prompts (“naïve”)

Heads or Tails (“Share an Autumn Memory”)

One Single Impression (“courage”)

Read – Write – Poem (“fear”)

Scenic Sunday (photo/s)

Seek the Lord Sunday (“How has God touched your heart?”)

Simply Snickers (“horizon,” “hover” and “human””)

Slice of Life Sunday (“crossing boundaries”)

Sunday Scribblings (“stranger”)

Totally Optional Prompts (“sound”)

Weekend Snapshot (photo/s)

Word-Filled Wednesday (“the wise man”)

Wordless Wednesday – Everyday (photo/s)

“R” is for . . . Relaxing from Rigors

photos c2008 by Nickers and Ink

Detangling with Delight –

Rhyming Lots on Losing Knots

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine

and puts them into practice is like a wise man

who built his house on the rock.”

Matthew 7:24

A feral foal will stand at rest –

Allowing grooming, no protest.

Though burrs be tangled in his mane,

His energies he may contain.

He’ll hover there for human care,

With equine heart a-beating fair.

No stranger may approach him thus,

But those who bend to earn his trust.

Such high horizons beckon all,

Where courage may send fear a-fall.

These interactions school the soul,

Eliminating crowd’s control.

We need to bridle burning pasts

To build a legacy that lasts.

For saddled with concerns untamed

We merely march in meter, maimed.

The wisest man knows how to live;

To temper stress, one must forgive.

May sound a bit naïve, but true,

That crossing boundaries lifts view.

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  1. That was powerful, touching. You have beautifully captured the strange and magical connection between humans and animals. Thanks.

  2. That was a very relaxing virtual wlak around such beautiful animals.

  3. wow. that was very much alive! sorry, i'm at a loss of how to describe it!

  4. What a wonderful poem that you have posted here for the letter R on ABC Wednesday.
    Thank you.

    Bear((( )))

  5. Wonderful and heartwarming!

  6. I don't know much about horses but I loved the poem.

  7. Animals can teach us a lot, can't they? And each animal can teach us something new, it seems, if only we'll listen.

    On behalf of the team, thank you for joining in with ABC Wednesday - we hope you'll visit again next week. :)

  8. I absolutely love reading your work. Thanks for the reminder to relax and for the beautiful photos and articles about all things equine :)

  9. Nice photos. I posted a horse too for CC this week.