Tuesday, February 12, 2019

What Injures and What Saves

"War Horse and Peace Horse"  by Sue Halstenberg

Linking with the Sunday Muse for Muse # 42

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~Lao Tzu

Love is a beautiful horse that only a few truly ride
It takes courage to try to tame it and hold it by your side
You cannot be blind nor selfish, you must look it in the eyes
And be willing to give it the food it needs for the journey’s ride

Love is a beautiful horse that some see but do not embrace
They do not appreciate the colors and wonder upon its face
And those that fear the loss are not willing to take the chance
For love is a risk in falling and getting hurt for any heart of man

Love is a beautiful horse that when ridden there is no turning back
One never wants to let go once the feel of freedom is within their grasp
But many a heart has been broken and many a sad song has been played
For love in all it’s true beauty is a wild ride that can both injure as well as save. 

©Carrie Van Horn 2019


  1. Fabulous, Carrie. Love the theme and beautifully executed. Yes, real love demands so much input and undieing commitment . . . :)

  2. Beautiful, Carrie. I love how you wrote to the prompt.

  3. Excellent poem, Carrie. “Love is a beautiful horse.”


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