I stood beside your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying; you found it hard to sleep.
I whinnied to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you. I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here." I was with you at my grave today; you tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you toward the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I put my head against you, nickered and said, "It's me." You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know that I was standing there.
It's possible for me to be so near you every day.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away." You sat there very quietly, then smiled; I think you knew.
In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll gallop across to greet you, and we'll stand there side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there's so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out...then come home to be with me.
I could feel Happs with us every step of the way tonight. Going back through the photos of our hack- I noticed two green flitting orbs....low and behold- I was right- Happy was with me in spirit.
Green is a soothing colour and may represent a healing orb or spirit. Green orbs are also associated with a love and respect for nature.
Your first time out to pasture after leaving the track. And your last time to pasture- holding you, praying for your safe departure, knowing that you’ll always be watching over me. Leaving yesterday, the thunder boomed, and somehow you knew how much I needed to hear you had safely arrived on the other side. You always knew how to make me laugh, even when I didn’t want to. I will long for your knickers, your breath on my cheek, your neck wrapping hugs, and our trips to the creek. Mommy misses you more than you’ll ever know. Your stone will rest by our favorite tree- the willow by the pond, you’ll always be a part of me. In loving memory.
You know I'll always ride here
even when my riding's done
In the whisper of the pre-dawn
or the final burst of sun
At the corners of transition
where the changes are obscured
I will ride and if you see me
it's because our love has endured
You know I'll never leave you
even when I'm far away
In the moments when the words stop
and your breath gets in the way
I will softly say I love you
barely louder than the breeze
So I hope you gently listen
to my voice between the trees
You know I'll try to hold you
even when my arms can't grasp
Just to try to bring you comfort
when your that lets out a gasp
The feelings that we share here
will transcend just what we see
And my horse will still be waiting
right beneath our favourite tree
You know you are forever
but it's easy when we're here
Just a hand away from holding
and a hug away from fear
So you have to make a promise
that your hope will never run
And you know I'll always ride here
even when my riding's done.
~ J.P. Gorham