Impressionable

A horse down a hill,

a rider on top.

It’s life giving out,

a bullet dug in

the bond between them.

Far below

landing hard

the loss is felt;

of tracing ridges,

of traversing

frozen ground.

One saved,

one sacrificed.

Innocent blood

spilled by too many men.

I wish people would understand.

 

The trust given,

received,

returned.

The time spent,

jobs completed,

tasks achieved.

The happy nuzzle

keeping cheek warm,

the kind hand

keeping coat clean.

I just wish people would understand.