It’s been a year.
A year without your dark wise eyes,
a year without hour long butt scratches.
It’s been a year without your kindness,
a year without your silent strength.
It’s been a year since you led the herd,
a year since you came to the fence,
gently asking for treats.
I whole year has gone by without you,
but not a day, without you in my heart.
It’s also been a year since you felt pain,
a year since you struggled to walk.
It’s been year since daily medication,
a year since you couldn’t get back up.
You beautiful, big souled Thoroughbred,
you deserved more.
Of all the gifts you brought to me,
the biggest gift I could give in return, was
to let you go.
~ In memory of Daiwik, July 10, 2009- July 10, 2019