Trust, by pd lyons


I walk out with the horse,
She does not resist.

leads as if there’s not a diseased bone in her body.

 does not notice children crying,
rain stopping, sun brightening,
but rather a yellow butterfly –

moves her head
to keep it in sight
until for some reason she will never know,
 can no longer do so.



years ago worked for several intense years with a horse rescue rehab group in Connecticut. Sometimes there were happy endings, sometimes you had to let them go. the group is still there doing fine work for these beautiful creatures

The Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines (H.O.R.S.E.) of Connecticut Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected horses. Over the past thirty years, H.O.R.S.E. has saved more than 650 lives. In addition to direct intervention, H.O.R.S.E. also maintains an ongoing commitment to educating the public regarding horse care.

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  • billie hanne  On March 26, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you for inviting me to H.O.R.S.E.
    Beautiful poem too. Direct and true.

    Liked by 1 person

    • pdlyons  On March 27, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      thank you so very much for your kind words Billie. and for accepting the invite to HORSE.


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