Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Wordy Wednesday

Gonna let Deb(Greymare) post some additional pics of Shiroc on her blog, seeing as she has many of them . But I am also reposting the poem I wrote for Shiroc(At least I think I posted it  before )
They first called her Ashes

But that was just Silly

Ashes was no name for that

 Little grey filly

A pretty rough start

For that little girl

But she showed she had heart

And gave us a whirl

A new owner soon

Who started to see

Just what

 That little grey mare could be

You sure couldn’t push her

Or force her to bend

But with patience and


She gave in the end

Stubborn and stoic

Tireless and strong

She‘d give what she got

And go the day long

She made me a friend

 Lasting and true

And though I wouldn’t admit it,

I loved her too

A stealthy horse,

In shadowy state

Before you would see her

She would slip out the gate

Time marched along

Just like it does

And we are left wondering

Just where it goes

From Ashes she came

To Ashes she went

But the time in between

Was brilliantly spent

She runs through my mind,

Now and again

Like the warm southern wind

That gave her a name

Shiroc and her son Blue
Stay safe everyone  


Shirley said...

Another good tribute poem.

Mama Mess said...

You have such a lovely talent for poetry! I've missed reading your blog and look forward to catching up!

Nicole said...

I agree with Goodwife! You do, you have such a talent!

Crystal said...

I think I remember this poem, and I liked it then and still like it now.

kden said...

That was beautiful and touching!

Cut-N-Jump said...

What a beautiful picture of the two horses together.

And a mighty fine poem to put it to.

GoLightly said...

great re-run, I do remember this one!

Even better the second time!
Okay, the third, isn't this in the book?

Sherry Sikstrom said...

yes GL, it is in the book, but the honorable mentions and the poems that could accompany themm were written kind of far apart so ...