Save Them If You Can
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SAVE THEM IF YOU CAN
(By: Mindy Sims)

I TRIED MY BEST TO SAVE HER
OTHERS WILL CONFESS.
FOR THE SHORT TIME WE HAD TOGETHER
I GAVE HER MY VERY BEST.

BUT YOU SEE THE ENDING OF THE STORY
HAD BEEN WRITTEN WITH OUT MUCH HOPE.
BUT TO KNOW SHE WOULD DIE AT THE HANDS OF THAT HORSE TRADER
WAS MORE THAN WE COULD COPE.

ALTHOUGH IT WAS MUCH TOO HIGH
FOR HER SAKE WE PAID THE PRICE.
EVEN THOUGH WITH THAT MUCH MONEY WE COULD HAVE BOUGHT SOMETHING
REALLY, REALLY NICE.

YOU COULDNíT TELL THE COLOR OF HER COAT
O DEAR LORD SHE WAS SO THIN.
BUT AS SHE BACK OUT OF THE TRAIL AT HOME
SHE LOOKED SO HAPPY WE ALL HAD TO GRIN.

IT ONLY TOOK ONE DAY TO DECIDE
WE HAD WELL SPENT THAT MUCH MONEY.
FOR SO SWEET WAS SHE QUICKLY SHE BECAME
OUR BELOVED KNOWN AS "HONEY".

BUT TIMING CAN BE CRUEL
AS WE HAVE ALL LEARN IN LIFE.
I CAME HOME ONE DAY TO FIND
HONEY WAS READY TO GIVE UP HER FIGHT.

GOING IN THE STALL, KNEELING DOWN
TEARS FLOWED FROM MY EYES.
BUT HONEY LOOKED UP AND SAID
DEAR SWEET MASTER PLEASE DONíT CRY.

FOR DONíT YOU KNOW MY FIRST EIGHTEEN MONTHS OF LIFE
I THOUGHT I WAS LIVING IN HELL.
BUT THIS LAST MONTH I HAVE SPENT WITH YOU
ALL HAS BEEN GOOD AND WELL.

YOU GAVE ME LOTS OF LOVE
YOU MADE SURE I WAS WELL FED.
YOU GAVE A PLACE I COULD CALL HOME
A PLACE TO LAY MY WEARY HEAD.

BUT NOW I MUST GO
FOR MY CREATOR WAY UP HIGH.
SAYS ITS TIME FOR ME TO GO
TO THAT PASTURE IS THE SKY.

BUT DO NOT FEEL BAD MY DEAR MASTER
FOR YOU DONE WHAT "HE" WANTED YOU TO DO.
YOU SHOWED HUMANS CAN BE GOOD
AND NOT ALL ARE MEAN AND CRUEL.

NOW SHE LAYS IN OUR PASTURE
WITH BLUE BONNETS AND SANDSTONE MARKING HER GRAVE.
I'LL NEVER REGRET ONE MOMENT WITH
THAT DEAR FILLY I TRIED TO SAVE.

 

BY: MINDY SIMS

AUTHORS NOTE:
 

PLEASE REMEMBER JUST BECAUSE THEY
MAY NOT LOOK AS PREFECT AS YOU WOULD LIKE.
PLEASE DONíT TURN AND WALK AWAY
YOU MAY BE PASSING THE BEST FRIEND OF YOUR LIFE.

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