Monday, 4 October 2010

In Loving Memory - Poetic Leanings!

In comments re my entry for "They're People Too" I said I would post up a special poem this week:

My husband, who used to be based in London, happened to be walking through Hyde Park and felt as though the ghosts of the horses killed - by an IRA bomb blast in London see news item - were walking alongside him.
Needless to say the Blues & Royals of the Queen's Royal Household Cavalry were on ceremonial duty at the time of the bomb blast. Bear in mind the horses are Irish Draught x Thoroughbred bloodstock.

Hyde Park

All Ireland hang your head in shame , We horses here were not to blame

Our blood it came from both your lands, Our mouths were held by gentle hands

No soldiers these upon our backs, But loving men who cleaned our tack

Our hooves will never ring the ground, We never heard a battle sound

I hope our deaths will make you pause, For the land you seek was always yours...


( walking in Hyde Park)


Wild Rose said...

Nice tribute sweetheart and have a great week ahead.

Theresa Milstein said...

Nice tribute. I've always felt for the horses, who have unfairly been dragged into battle.

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, the horses are beautiful. You wrote such a wonderful poem for them in tribute.


KarenG said...

This is wonderful! It makes me curious about the event, I know so little about British history. I love the feeling your husband had about walking along with the horses.

L'Aussie said...

Francine, tell hubby it is awesome, very empathetic. Poor horses. Such cruelty. Great pic too.

Have a great week..:)

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Lovely poem, Francine. It says a lot especially - "the land you seek was always yours".