Marilyn Lott

Gold Star - 12,400 Points (5-28-42 / Washington state USA)

A Sweet Lonely Horse - Poem by Marilyn Lott

You should have seen him standing
In the midst of a snow-field scene
Shivering slightly as he stood
For the winter was extra mean.

A dilapidated old house
Was down the road a ways
Sad just like the lonely horse
In a cold and snowy haze.

I walked along the fence
And the horse lifted his head
Curious, I know he was
With nothing at all to dread.

I clicked my tongue at him
And he came slowly to the fence
Taking his time in the frigid air
Adding a bit of suspense.

My mittened hand I held out to him
As this handsome guy came close
He nuzzled it with his frosty nose
He needed a friend I suppose.

We spent half an hour or so
It was nice for us both, of course
I'll always remember that chilly day
When I visited a sweet lonely horse!

Topic(s) of this poem: horse


Comments about A Sweet Lonely Horse by Marilyn Lott

  • Marilyn Lott (3/20/2018 10:35:00 AM)

    Thank you, everyone, it won't let me duplicate a reply! (Report)Reply

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  • Practicing Poetess (3/19/2018 11:39:00 PM)

    A sweet lovely poem by Marilyn Lott!
    Congratulations on Poem of the Day!
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    Marilyn Lott(3/20/2018 10:34:00 AM)

    I appreciate that! Thank you.

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  • Kim Barney (3/19/2018 11:04:00 PM)

    Marilyn, I love this! I think it's one of your very best. Well-deserved as poem of the day. Congratulations! (Report)Reply

    (3/24/2018 5:49:00 PM)

    Thank you, Kim, I appreciate that! Poetry is such fun!

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  • Glen Kappy (3/19/2018 5:37:00 PM)

    i notice marilyn hasn't posted a poem in ph for nearly eleven years. as to this one, i like how it flows easily and regularly and is rhymed skillfully. snow-field scene, dilapidated house, and mittened hand are all phrases that show facility with language and fit in meter and tone the rest of the poem. lastly, i like the lack of pretense and accessibility of it. -gk (Report)Reply

    (3/24/2018 5:49:00 PM)

    Hello, Glen, thank you so much for your comments. I appreciate them. Yes, Kim Barney was right, I post on a regular basis.

    Kim Barney(3/19/2018 11:02:00 PM)

    I meant to say that she has posted FIVE poems this month, not just three.

    Kim Barney(3/19/2018 11:00:00 PM)

    You are mistaken, Glen. Marilyn has posted three poems just this month, including this one, which is her newest and was only posted day before yesterday!

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  • (3/19/2018 4:31:00 PM)

    I love horses.My first love when I was a kid..Wonderful poem that brought back a child hood memory... a ten.. (Report)Reply

    (3/24/2018 5:57:00 PM)

    Thank you, Lorraine, I'm glad it brought back happy memories!

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/19/2018 1:55:00 PM)

    You should have seen him standing! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

    (3/24/2018 5:59:00 PM)

    You are so welcome, Edward, thank you for your comment!

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (3/19/2018 12:43:00 PM)

    We spent half an hour or so
    It was nice for us both, of course
    I'll always remember that chilly day
    When I visited a sweet lonely horse!

    An endearing poem, Marilyn! The picture of a handsome horse!
    Hearty Congratulations!
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    (3/24/2018 5:58:00 PM)

    Thank you, Geeta, it made me happy to be honored!

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  • Ruta Mohapatra (3/19/2018 12:40:00 PM)

    Nicely written! Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (3/19/2018 4:17:00 AM)

    He needed a friend I suppose.
    - - - - - - - - Friendship is a two way process - - - Every living being need companion.Horse is a good friend of man. A wonderful poem, thanks for sharing.
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  • (3/19/2018 3:25:00 AM)

    a lovely descriptive poem of a wonderful meeting? ............well penned Marilyn (Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (3/19/2018 2:54:00 AM)

    So beautiful poem of yours being picked as members POTD. Congratulations Marilyn. (Report)Reply

    (3/24/2018 6:01:00 PM)

    Thank you, Subhas!

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (3/19/2018 2:26:00 AM)

    Marilyn, such a great poem of the day... congrats for being selected.... huge 10++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/19/2018 12:54:00 AM)

    Beautiful depiction has been made on horse and its nature. Thanks and congratulations for POD. (Report)Reply

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  • Naila Rais (3/18/2018 1:52:00 AM)

    Nice poem.. Expressed greatly.. 😃😃
    Naila
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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (3/17/2018 5:29:00 PM)

    A lovely and thoughtful poem coupled with a picture of a wonderful horse. It expresses in beautiful detail the harshness of nature that brings hardship to everyone.10 (Report)Reply

    (3/24/2018 6:01:00 PM)

    Thank you, Rose, for your sweet comment.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 17, 2018



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