The Chartreuse Horse

June 17th, 2010

Old Uncle Ned
When drunk once said,
“A chartreuse horse
Is strange, of course,
But stranger still,
When on a hill,
A girl in black
Hops off its back,
Like once I saw
In Arkansas”–
He shook his head,
Old Uncle Ned,
“Both he and she
Had stopped to pee.
That horse might boast
He peed the most,
But that girl’s style
Beat his a mile.
Then, like a pup,
She hopped back up–
And, that same day,
Just rode away.”
His weathered face
Stared off in space–
He’s long since dead,
Old Uncle Ned.

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Background Music – Bach Lullaby (c) Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Won first place for “Whimsical Verse” in the Kansas Authors Club
Competition in 2001.

  1. April 24th, 2012 at 23:14 | #1

    I love it! The reading is stellar, and the music a perfect fit.

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