Sunday, November 4, 2012

IGWRT's Fireblossom Friday "Easily Replaced"

My handsome Oberon
Easily Replaced

I wouldn't miss
your brown liquid eyes
upon me, your warm,
tender lips softly searching,
nibbling my shoulder,
seeking my caress.

I wouldn't miss
your adventurous spirit,
nor the way you light up
when you see me,
nor the way you listen
to my singing, content.

I wouldn't miss
the way you love me.

by Margaret Bednar, 11-4-2012

This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Fireblossom Friday - Lie to me".  I JUST got back from a gorgeous day of horseback riding and I LOVE my Oberon so much.  I could never replace my little Quarter Horse.

This has NOTHING to do with the fact I carry treats on me.
Don't you LOVE his furry winter coat?  It's going to get even fuzzier soon.
Looking pretty cute in his cooling down blanket


25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

awww. what a sweetie!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh he is so lovely! One can infer the exact opposite of this poem in every line:) He is a sweet boy and looks so healthy and happy. Our old gal has Cushings and is getting thinner by the month. Poor girl.

Ginnie said...

That is one pampered creature, Margaret. He has you twisted around his fingers! HA!

izzy said...

Whew ! glad for a lie- done very well by the way!
My Chico is fuzzy too- I am still struggling to get a good photo of us both! He is going to have a jumping lesson with a friend today- just to give him a change of pace!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

I can see why you love him so much!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I distrust people who can't love their animals with all their hearts, and I trust you, Margaret :)
Beautiful horse, beautiful Fall pics.

Kim Nelson said...

And now I love Oberon, too!
And I love that you penned a poem that could be written for nearly any loved one.

Marian said...

awwwww.

Herotomost said...

Fantastic.....what a great day that had to have been, and then for us, we reap the creative benefits...I love it. Great work.

Carrie Burtt said...

What a beautiful horse you have.....this is a wonderful write Margaret...and the photos are amazing! :-)

Grandmother said...

Handsome horse. The connection with our animals is so special.

Brian Miller said...

oh yeah i know that one has to be a lie...smiles...what a beautiful horse...

Daydreamertoo said...

He is so gorgeous. One cannot tell at all how big you really lie....lol
This all made me smile :)

Fireblossom said...

Of all the whoppers I read for this challenge, I think this is the biggest of them all! You lie like a rug, Margaret!

Oberon is beautiful, and I DO love his furry winter coat!

Helen said...

Oberon is every horse lover's dream .. I can visualize you out there riding! Nice image.

Susie Clevenger said...

Oberon is such a beauty...You don't lie very well...lol

sreeja harikrishnan said...

lovely... enjoyed the pics... such a grand pet!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Your Oberon is lovely! Such a tender piece about him and your love for him---

Abin Chakraborty said...

gives me that warm fuzzy feeling.kinda like a hugh grant rom-com.

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Margaret, my sister also loves horses and rides daily. This is one of the best of the "lie to me" poems I've read.

I won't give you mine because it was political, and I don't want to go there. Suffice it to say, this was a work of art. Amy

hedgewitch said...

Sorry to be so late over here for FBF, Margaret. I love the approach you took, and the beautiful, character-filled portraits of your sweet horse. I have been thinking of you today, and knowing it must be a difficult day for you, and that it must be hard to feel that this is the right outcome in our election. I just hope that someday your side and my side can work together again, can admit that both sides love our country and want the best for it. And know I meant it when I said at my place that I believe your own beliefs to be as real and valid and important to you as mine are to me. Much love to you, Margaret, and great thanks for the sharing of your talent you do here.

W.k. kortas said...

There is, as many others have mentioned, a certain warmth (combined with the reserve of the intentional mis-truth) that adds a true charm to this piece. It's well-paced, and the use of repetition is very judicious. It's very nice writing.

Margaret said...

I truly appreciate your kindness. I'm bouncing back. I believe it is possible for a compromise that will respect both sides. It will take a lot of give and take, and I believe the President MUST lead the way. I return the love and appreciate your wonderful commentaries and support in my attempts at poetry. I love all the Toads

Margaret said...

Well. I have to go check it out. Difference of opinions does not offend me

my heart's love songs said...

what a lovely companion!