Monday, 21 July 2014

A Poem For Joey

                                     This is a thank you to all the thoroughbreds in all the world.                  

                                                      A Poem For Joey
                                              Full of grace and kind of eye,
                                              You'd stop to look as he went by,
                                              Gentle with those girls of ours,
                                              Who sat astride him midst the flowers.
                                              To be sure I must tell true,
                                              And give the picture whole to you,
                                              Joey wasn't quite a saint,
                                              Though there's little room for complaint.
                                              He'd never bite or kick or buck,
                                              But did enjoy a crafty suck,
                                              Upon a rail, a post or gate,
                                              'Specially when his tea was late.
                                              He'd sometimes knock a rail (or two),
                                              Transitions didn't come quite true,
                                              He'd been known to trip on  grass,
                                             And never mastered the half pass.
                                             But power on, pick up the pace,
                                             Trigger memories of the race,
                                             Horse and rider fused as one,
                                             Is how he's remembered now he's gone.
                                            Some say, "He's just a horse you know!"
                                            They obviously never knew - Our Joe.


  1. Good morning how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Australia? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Australia in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez

  2. Hi Emilio, it's great to meet you. What a lovely request. I will be delighted to post you a letter. I hope one day you can follow your imagination to some of the stamps you have collected. Best wishes, Jenny.

  3. Replies
    1. Hi Dolorah, glad you liked it. Our Joey was a very special boy!