Snip

This poem written a few years after I’d met him, is for my favorite horse, My Boy, Snip. I think it’s my favorite poem of all the ones I’ve written. He may be ornery and stubborn and have a huge attitude problem even at 22 years old, but he still knows who’s the alpha in our relationship. He knows who his momma is….me. I had to teach my boy some manners before he became the perfect little gentleman he is today. I love him so much. He is my rock.

Snip:

Short and stocky,

Barrel-chested and shaggy shaggy shaggy,

Black and white four-legged beast,

Adorned with a white crescent moon on my forehead,

Marked by a white snip on my nose,

Strong and sturdy—sure-footed I am for sure,

Coal black eyes filled with a curiosity and friendliness—I am trouble definitely,

I am playful and full of fun,

I am stubborn and ornery—and am to be reckoned with,

I prick my ears at her footsteps,

My eyes sparkle and come alive with happiness at her appearance,

I paw the ground with my hoof in eagerness to get out and see her—ride with her,

I am a puppy dog—I follow her around happily,

I am an elephant—I have a long memory,

I am a teddy bear—I am cute and cuddly and huggable,

I am a donkey—stubborn and ornery to boot,

I am a monkey—curiosity and playfulness—I love to cause mischief,

I am a horse—galloping with her on my back—we are free together!

I am Snip.

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