Friday, February 7, 2014

Ode to my brother

Tor 2: Horse
Source:Abyla
Ode to an Impetuous Youth


He was an impetuous youth in the wrong year born.
 
Where others saw books and boards from a desk,

He saw

An open plain from his saddle on a horse.

Feet made for boots,

Hands made for ropes.

In a different time, another place, my brother

Would have been a cowboy.




The bold underlined words are prompts from Delores who gifted us with enigmatic phrases that fit well with my thoughts and mood.  
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25 comments:

  1. Your love for your brother comes through beautifully in this post.

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    1. I love him, and he drove me absolutely crazy.

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    2. Your brother sounds a bit like the adventurous Little Joe from Bonanza. You really captured his spirit in this wonderful poem. Great photo too!

      Julie

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    3. Come to think of it, Little Joe is almost perfect for Bill. Thanks!

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  2. What a beautiful tribute to your brother :)

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  3. Great tribute indeed, a cowboy in the wild west would be interesting

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    1. Bill even had the "cowboy gun" and holster.

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  4. Nice job with the phrases and lovely sentiments about your brother.

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    1. Thanks, Delores. 'Impetuous' defined Bill so well.

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  5. He would have been a cowboy, that's so clear from your loving words.

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    1. Bill loved Sonny, a 2 year old quarter horse which only he and Dad could safely ride.

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  6. If dreaming made it true, I would be a cowboy.

    A wonderful tribute to your brother.

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    1. As an adult, Bill always had a horse or two and a dog.

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  7. This is an amazing tribute. Thank you for this.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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    1. Bill would have loved all this, he would have laughed and made a joke, and "awww-shucks, Ma'am".

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  8. Nicely done Susan. I've been thinking on this prompt and have come up with nothing.

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  9. What wonderful thoughts about your brother. I take it he liked to horse around a lot. For some people, that is just ideal.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Good play on words, Rob! Bill did, in fact, like to "horse around" a lot. Women and children tended to gravitate to him.

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  10. You can tell a lot by the way creatures respond to human beings. Awesome tribute Susan.

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    1. Bill had a big silver German shepherd who never left his side when Bill was home. "Max" didn't care much for the rest of the family, tho we tried to connect.

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  11. What a sweet tribute! An excellent poem, and the photo at the end is perfect.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Bill always headed straight for the barn lot as soon as he got off the school bus. Once he laid his English lit. book on a fence post, forgot about it for about 10 min. When he went to retrieve it, Sonny had take a big chomp out of it.

      This will always be how I remember Bill.

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  12. It's nice to find your passion so young. :)

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