Horse Sense - A Poem by Del “Abe” Jones

September 13, 2011

A special poem about the special horses we love!horse poetry

by Del “Abe” Jones

People who love horses
Are of a special breed
I don’t know what it is
But, they have a certain need.

Gluttons for punishment
Some people may say
For a horse will make you work
Every single day.

Not like a cat or dog
Just feed them and forget
With a horse there is much more
Than any other pet.

There’s the training and the grooming
Cleaning out the stall
Maybe getting kicked or bitten
You might sometimes take a fall.

But, when all is said and done
You’re riding down some wooded trail
You know it’s worth the work and sweat
Owning a horse can entail.


About the Author:
Del "Abe" Jones was born in Indio, California in 1941. He served in the USAF '58-'61 at Fairchild AFB, WA in the 92nd Combat Defense Squadron, K9 Corps. He has four children and eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren who reside in Washington State. He began writing poetry in the early eighties and has self-published four books. He was asked to recite "The Wall", a poem he wrote about the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. at the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Orlando, Florida. Two of his poems are etched on the Ellis County Veteran's Memorial in Waxahachie, Texas, dedicated Veteran's Day, 2002. One of those poems, “POW/MIA” is also inscribed on the POW/MIA Empty Chair Memorial at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Dedicated 07.17.2011. His poem, "The Never Ending Trail" about the Cherokee Trail Of Tears has been used in classrooms across the Nation and abroad. It has also been published in "TO BE READ ALOUD." In 2011 he relocated to Cocoa, Florida.

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You can read Del “Abe” Jones' latest book, "Of Native American."

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