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AAAAA Horses are Heroes

I've always admired horses
and I guess I most surely always will
No legend without em' complete
The unsung heroes of any heroic battle

Pony, colt, filly or mare
ride it bareback if you dare

Ride them to a trot, ride them to a canter
your beast of burden yet be fair with the horsewhip
Dön't think it cannot throw you off
just coz' your feet are secured in the stirrup

A horse is so handsome, graceful and royal
Know you've harnessed a stately, princely animal
Tis surely a conveyance both regal and loyal
Hooves and horseshoes have trodden paths since times immemorial.

Whether twas the magnificent Moghuls or the mighty maharajas
tis horses who added to their pomp and glamour
The knights, squires and musketeers
all needed horses too for any show of valour

I ardently admire the noble appearance
of the silky maned Arabian horse of elegance
Described as a powerful white beauty with flowing manes and tails
To me a horse with dashing, equine charisma
altogether of admirable build and countenance

On these majestic yet stalwart stallions
depended the victory feats of most battalions
No victory or history without horseback power
The horse is indeed the heroic champ of champions

As for food feed it fodder
Hallowed be the stables
for this fauna of the fables
But be not harsh with the halter

Stroke its mane or its muzzle
The rider seated in its saddle

And the rider goes a' walloping
as the gelding goes a' galloping.

Ah and there goes a jockey in his jodhpurs
racing in a livery of racing spurs

Thus a more flattering sporting exercise is the equestrian
esp if compared to the jogging pedestrian

And then to have a look at horsey hues
coats in shades of mustard, magenta and maroon

Feel that velvet touch of nature's velveteen
Tis universally admired, that glossy brown sheen

The bridle and the reins on this regal being
seem quite ironic and unfit to me
But it is indeed quite a task to tame
that wild mustang hued in deep mahogany

Famous heroic horses that've ridden into the present
from the anals of history
and I'll mention those well-known to me
They're Al-Boraq, the Zuljanah, the wooden Trojan horse and the Xanthus
Some real remarkable horses, others more legendary
They do deserve such fabled epic and fuss

Horses are heroes no one can deny
and while horsecarts mightn't have units of horsepower
but a foal shall grow into a steed as time goes by
when it shall welcome on its back the rider

Hearken em' horses neigh, whinny snort or nicker
Have been mounted both by villains and hero riders

There riding on smooth sandy dunes or even coarse gorse
Clip clop go the hooves of the heroic horse.

Submitted: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 30, 2013


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  • John Shea (9/28/2013 7:25:00 PM)

    Loved this write miss zaynub

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  • Adheez Van Der Beanthz (9/3/2013 8:14:00 AM)

    great imagery
    i like this, really enjoy to read it

  • Indranil Bhaduri (8/24/2013 1:54:00 AM)

    Horses.. from ages have taken our burden in wars, carriages, races... and are real heroes. It's a fantastic poem.

  • Cassandra Jasmine (8/23/2013 5:55:00 PM)

    Bravo! I love this piece a lot. I have always loved horses, but I have never written such a masterpiece like this.

  • Vizard Dhawan (8/23/2013 9:41:00 AM)

    first time have read a poem on horse and its awesome
    masterpiece though

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/23/2013 9:28:00 AM)

    Horses are Heroes by S.zaynub Kamoonpuri is a beautiful poem there were not any king without horses no battle won without them still horses are hero for the race....... nice well composed thank

  • Shalini Samuel (8/23/2013 6:44:00 AM)

    yeah horses are really handsome.. i love their bushy tail... when its almost forgotten you had revived historical memories once again...

  • Heather Wilkins (8/22/2013 10:35:00 AM)

    horses have carried men to battle and carried them for centuries coming our victorious

  • Thomas A Robinson (8/22/2013 6:36:00 AM)

    history has been carried on the backs of horses
    as it mached from the east to west
    without the epic steed of beast
    man's efforts would have been the least
    saved by the calvary on the back of a horse
    the history of man should be changed
    to the history of horse

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