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 .

Thursday, 2 February 2012

For Janice, and all the "wild ones! "

This post is as the title says, for Janice, and for all of us who have a streak of "wild child " in us. The picture above while it looks quite peaceful, is Phoenix, and we all know he has a streak of "something"

For the wild ones 

Before we hurt, 
Before we were scared
When we took life flat out 
Just because we were dared 
Jumped into the water 
Not thinking disaster
The current was strong 
And we just swam faster 

The horses we rode, 
The stories we told
The chances worth taking 
We were fearless and bold

Up till the wee hours
Always home late
Chores done at six
At work by eight! 

So why did we stop
Did we really get smarter? 
Or was keeping that pace , 
Just getting harder?

Now don't you worry  
She is still there inside
A little bit tired
But she hasn't died

Once in a while 
If the timing is right 
She’ll  howl at the moon
 And dance through the night

So here’s to the wild ones 
Wherever they are
I’ll drink a toast to us
Out under the stars! 

Stay warm and safe 


50+ Horses said...

Oh...My...Gosh...you hit the nail on the head. Here's to us, one and all!!

Janice said...

Good one Sherry. I'm with 50+, you nailed it. You have probably touched a chord with many people out there with this one.Thanks Sherry...I still get a glimmer of that wild child once in awhile....I'd like to think I.... we got smarter but in my case I think it was I just couldn't keep up any more.

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Shirley said...

Good one Sherry! As a former wild child, I can relate!

Jeni said...

Being a bit of a wild child myself... I love this!

kden said...

Oh Man, love that one. I know she's in there somewhere!

RoeH said...

Love the poetry! So true.

Mama Mess said...

Beautiful! Such a talent you have!

Crystal said...

Excellent poem!!! So true too.

Cut-N-Jump said...

And may we all live the life where when our feet touch the floor, the Devil himself says- "Oh crap. She's awake!"

My inner child has come back to life with driving. It is a blast and Sherry, you really nailed it with this one. LOVE IT!

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