Release the Horses

Release the horses into the deep,
Water the foxes until they sleep.
Necks of the foxes? Smell them with fear!
Horses’ hooves pounding? Get out of here!
Things that you’ve owned? Not destined to stay!
Things that you cherish? Fading away!
Sending this quickly, only one time—
May you find truth somewhere in this rhyme.

Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #237
More Poetry Pantry #498 at Poets United

Posted on October 27, 2019, in light verse, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. And what a wonderful rhyme – it really canters along

  2. I love “water the foxes until they sleep. “

  3. Ah, truth is always to be found somewhere!! A clever rhyme.

  4. And everything passes into yesterday. Perfect.


    I feel pounding approach and the end being near.

  6. The pounding of hooves coming nearer is what would fill me with fear.

  7. “Things that you cherish fading away”…oh the chill! Wonderful verse!

  8. Oh how I love this: the rhyme…the flow…and the truth!!! So wonderfully written!

  9. And before we know it passes away into mist, like a dream we had yesterday … ❤️

  10. Most excellent.

  11. Truth is found in the rhyme – nothing stays forever it seems.

    Things that you’ve owned? Not destined to stay!
    Things that you cherish? Fading away!

  12. Don’t think that foxes would appreciate being watered to sleep but we are all different aren’t we? I am not sure writers (incl. poets) are bound by the truth but expect someone somewhere will put their hands up and agree with you.

  13. It is rather strange the watering the foxes…I can understand watering the horses but hey, it’s your poem and a very clever rhyme!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I was thinking more along the lines of pouring warm water over the foxes from a watering can. It’s all nonsensical, I know.

      On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 5:23 PM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  14. Oh, there seems to be a lot of truth in it – along with wit and fun.

  15. Lots of stuff there that could be true, maybe.

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