Monday, May 6, 2013

"Teamwork"



Teamwork

Seventh place, dead last,
sixth, fourth, two thirds,
smile upon her face, unforced;

perseverance, a beautiful canter,
a winning smile,
and their first blue ribbon.

Matches the one
she carries in her heart.

Margaret Bednar, May 6, 2013

Linked with Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's "Open Link Monday".




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24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wonderful!

Abin Chakraborty said...

agreed.success sure tastes sweet..especially when you have worked hard for it.

aprille said...

How lovely.
So good to see them compete without going ott.

Helen said...

Lovely way to begin my day ... happy belated anniversary!!

Susan said...

Wonderful that she had the blue ribbon before even entering the competition!

sreeja harikrishnan said...

oh yes...lovely feeling....

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

lovely!!

Leslie said...

true character / the mark of a champion

You were on my mind as I was driving through horse country

I hope all is well with you and your family

Love and blessings to you!!!!

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Love the blue ribbon in her heart much more than the one that will hang in her room. It's that confidence, that smile from within, that makes a winner... not the actual win/lose. A truly competent woman on the rise. Love the photo, the iconic black and white. That and sepia are my favorites. Amy

Jinksy said...

How apt - I watched the Badminton Horse trial this afternoon...

Laurie Kolp said...

Aww... what a great sport!

Kerry O'Connor said...

What great character! I love the photo - both horse and rider undaunted.

Marian said...

aww! i love this!

izzy said...

I only won one, (that I recall; it was so precious to me! I do not even know which class!) tell her to just look for the good- and it sounds like she has been!

Titus said...

Enjoyed that - and really liked the first stanza list, and that 'dead last'. Wonderful opening line, in fact.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh this is so lovely, Margaret, as is your pride in her. "the one she carries in her heart". Beautiful.

Fireblossom said...

Terrific!

kaykuala said...

The sweet smell of success is invigorating. Nicely Marge!

Hank

Lisa Gordon said...

How beautiful this is, Margaret, and how very proud you must be of her.

Kay L. Davies said...

Delightful! And the black and white photo is perfect.
K

Jim said...

That's a pretty horse, Margaret. I rode a horse to high school. I would have worn a ribbon in my heart had my Min won a ribbon (Minnie was my horse). You are so very creative to think of it this way.
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girlwiththepen1118 said...

its not reaching perfection that makes us perfect but, the path that we take and persist in which makes us perfect ~ Applause to you both!

Outlawyer said...

Lovely photo and poem. Very nice cadence. I also really like your anniversary poem. Many congratulations! k.

This is Manicddaily - Karin Gustafson - http://Manicddaily.wordpress.com - I am on iPad which wants me to use an old blogger account. k.

Ginnie said...

I hope you frame this and hang it on her wall!