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I wrote this quite a long time ago , but haven't been up to publishing it because it's a painful topic. I don't very often let myself think about my long ago, now long dead, horses or my long ago but still loved dogs, but sometimes late at night or early morning unable to return to sleep, these memories make their claims.
  
This is especially about Kumair, the Arab stallion of my youth (age 16 to 18), a horse so magnificent that Walter Farley would have envied me.
 
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Hoofbeats and Dust

by Pam Green , © 2017

(to tune of Diamonds and Rust, by Joan Baez)

 

Well I'll be damned,
Here comes my own ghost again
That's somewhat unusual
It's just that my mind's too full
And I can't get to sleep

So here I am , awake in my midnight bed ,
Remembering horses long dead
But unable to weep.

He flew into my life like the Pegasus legend,
The steed of Bellarophon,
His coat blazing flame in the sun,
A prize that was given , not won.
He was mine for a while

In partnership, bareback and bridle-free,
Yes, that girl on the stallion , I used to be she.



 
Kumair and I, bareback and bridle-free

 

 
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