I found this entry in my journal, dated March 2009, when the economy was failing, falling — much like the Virus and economic uncertainties we experience today.
“Not sure if we can pay our bills, feed our horses, keep our house . . .” I had written at the uneasy hour of 2:16 am, followed by the poetic lines.
Yet we managed to survive that downturn, even thrive, after it had passed. A reminder that, God willing, we shall emerge from our current woes, as well.
Stay in peace! DawnHoof
Where Starboy Runs
The world shifts and changes,
frightening change —
yet Starboy, stays his course.
The economy flaps, stalls,
nearly collapses —
yet Starboy trots effortlessly.
He lilts along the pine-scented
trail, eagerly moving forward,
Down the open ravine, back up
the other side. Past the waterhole
where bob cats lap.
Grassy spring sprouts fight their
way out of hardened earth,
carpeting the meadow in green.
We turn homeward now,
Starboy’s pace invigorating —
his surging trot, soft as the wind.
Ah that I might live life like
Starboy, gently moving on,
like a dancer, into the second act . . .
Beyond the stock market.
Beyond the mortgage payment.
Where Starboy carries me —
Off the stage, beyond the curtains,
into the forested wonderland
where Starboy runs.
Starboy runs in greener pastures now. Born in my arms in 1990, living thriving and serving his entire 29 years as member of my herd.
Sadly, Starboy passed away November, 2019 — to my stroking, singing, praises, and prayers. The same voice and hands that ushered him into this world, cradled him out . . .
Run, Starboy, run! We’ll ride, again, when I cross over to your side of the rainbow. DawnHoof
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