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Message from a Horse Spirit
 Written by Katie Graham

 

Where am I, now that I am
 Gone from your life?
 Leaving you lonely and sad,
 For that I am sorry.
 But this is a warm place,
 And the pastures are green.
 And now I know just how
 Much you loved me!
 Everyone here shares the
 Kindness of your heart.

 What am I doing, now that
 I have left your care?
 Racing with wide-eyed
Foals, orphaned no longer.
Breathing crisp morning air
 With wise old work horses,
 Now grown young and
 Strong again.
 Looking at mountains
 Through the eyes of the
 Blind who
 Can see.

 Carrying on my back all of
 The folk who never had the
 Chance to know the warmth
 Of my sweet horse breath
 Or the thrill of a gallop, but
 Always yearned for it.

 Visiting little girls who
 Dream of beautiful steeds,
 Flying over fences and racing
 Past the finish line,
 Keeping them safe, giving
 Them hope.

Saddest and sweetest of all,
 Greeting the ones who
 Cross that Rainbow Bridge.
 Some were wild and free on
 The earth, and they remain
 Wild and free. Some were
Loved and cared for, and
The will be well loved
 And cared for here. 

And some of the horses
 Trotting over that Bridge
 Were
 Neither free nor loved.
Those are the greatest joy to
Greet, for now they have the
Greenest grass and the
Freshest water, and they
Will never be sick or in pain
Or alone ever again. And
They will always be loved.

 So cry for me as humans do,
 And then move on
To tend the mortal horses
Who need your care and

 Kindness. And take care of
The children; help them
Find their dreams, nuzzle
Them for me. 

I'll be waiting for you
When you come to pass that
Rainbow Bridge,
We will piaffe through the
Clouds and leap the
Lightning bolts, and then trot
On home together to
Those green, green fields.