time to time, people tell me,
"lighten up, it's just a horse,"
or,"that's a lot of money for just a horse".
They don't understand the distance travelled,
the time spent, or the costs involved for "just
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just
Many hours have passed and my only company was "just
but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about
by "just a horse," and in those days of
the gentle touch of "just a horse" gave
and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a horse,"
then you will probably understand phrases like "just
"just a sunrise," or "just a promise."
"Just a horse" brings into my life the very
essence of friendship,
trust, and pure unbridled joy.
"Just a horse" brings out the compassion
that make me a better person.
Because of "just a horse" I will rise early,
take long walks and look longingly to the future.
So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a
but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the
the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of
"Just a horse" brings out what's good in
and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries
of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it's
not "just a horse"
but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me
"just a woman." So the next time you hear
"just a horse" just smile, because they
"just" don't understand.
Bennison ARC member for 13 years
it should be that I grow weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle cannot be won.
will be sad, I understand.
Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
For this day, more than all the rest,
Your love for me must stand the test.
had so many happy years.
What is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so;
The time has come -- please let me go.
me where my need they'll tend,
And please stay with me till the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.
know in time that you will see
The kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.
do not grieve -- it must be you
Who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years;
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.