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A Great Sport –

Poetic Scan from a Loyal Fan

My favorite athlete is tall

But wears no uniform at all.

My childhood dreams appear in him,

A wonder far beyond all whim.

His hair could rival Samson’s mane,

Unscissored, difficult to tame.

He’ll cast a glance to catch my eye,

Confused that others pass him by.

A champion in his own right,

I love to watch this one take flight.

It’s almost scary – watch him race,

Inviting others to give chase.

And what comes after may surprise;

For reasons I cannot surmise,

He’ll stop and stoop for me to climb

For quiet road trip, one more time.

His purpose, though he seem untamed,

A-frolicking so unashamed,

Is found fulfilled between us too,

Not just collecting ribbons blue.

Posted for a variety of prompts:

AC Poetry Challenge (“sports favorites”)

Easy Street Prompts (“what comes after”)

Fun Monday (“childhood dreams”)

Heads or Tails (“reason”)

In Other Words (“His purpose”)

Meme Express (Pick a Prompt)

Poetic Asides (April P.A.D. Challenge: “love poem” or “anti-love poem”)

Read Write Poem (NaPoWriMo – “road trip”)

Simply Snickers (“cast,” “catch” and “confuse”)

Sunday Scribblings (“scary”)

Tuesday Title (“Earth’s Hair”)

Weekend Wordsmith (“scissors”)

Photo/s posted in response to these prompts:

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Lens Day Challenge (“light”)

Odd Shots Monday (photo/s)

Scenic Sunday (photo/s)

Straight Out of the Camera (SOOC Sunday)

Thursday Challenge (photo/s)

Weekend Snapshot (photo/s)

Wordless Wednesday (any day – photo/s)

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  1. Hi Linda, I like the way this rhymes too - it has your 'voice' stamped all over it!


  2. "champion in his own right"...I like...as i do the poem itself

  3. This poem captures that essence of a rider's relationship with her horse. Lovely!

  4. Good Morning Linda~ A person's relationship with their show horse is important and you've shown it here with all your grace. Well done. Have a nice day.

  5. very niceeeeeeeeeee!!!


  6. the first two lines are such a treat! lovely poem. i hope you read it out to your horse :)