When I am an old horsewoman

I shall wear turquoise and diamonds,
And a straw hat that doesn’t suit me
And I shall spend my social security on
white wine and carrots,
And sit in my alleyway of my barn
And listen to my horses breathe.

I will sneak out in the middle of a summer night
And ride the old bay gelding,
Across the moonstruck meadow
If my old bones will allow

And when people come to call, I will smile and nod
As I walk past the gardens to the barn
and show instead the flowers growing
inside stalls fresh-lined with straw.
I will shovel and sweat and wear hay in my hair
as if it were a jewel

And I will be an embarrassment to ALL
Who will not yet have found the peace in being free
to have a horse as a best friend

A friend who waits at midnight hour
With muzzle and nicker and patient eyes
For the kind of woman I will be
When I am old.

-Author Unknown

Moral is Cowgirl-Up at every age.



Cowgirl-up Old school
Remember, just be the whinny

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3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. boy, what a little ditty that was. I am not a woman but i am wishing for the same golden years. Bravo!

  2. I love it! I’m in!

  3. This the most perfect poem of exactly how I feel I will grow old as!!!


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