Freedom the Horse

Freedom the Horse

A Poem by Melinda McQueen

Freedom the Horse


There once lived a horse

whose mane was as silk.

A mighty Stallion by breed,

his coat black, his mane blacker still.


He’d lived his life wild and free,

running with others.

Powerful and strong,

complete in wonder.


Along his graceful gallop,

he spotted a girl watching from a fence.

She watched in amazement as the horses ran,

and something about her he sensed.


So, departing from the heard,

the bold horse trotted over to where she sat.

Upon seeing him come close,

she smiled at his act.


She leaned close from her chair,

admiring his beauty.

She suddenly didn’t feel alone,

for the creature  had come to greet.


She loved watching the horses run free,

as her inner self longed for freedom.

However, this magnificent beat

had come to her and a friendship begun.


Timidly, she reached out her hand,

touching the horse.

He stretched his neck downward over the fence,

she stroked his mane, course.


The two bonded,

he enjoyed her company

as much as she, his.

For a while, he offered his peace.


She’d loved watching the horses run free,

but now she had touched one wildly beautiful.

In doing so, she felt she could do anything,

as her spirit lulled.


On a bright, sunshine day,

two creatures shared a force

In a moment in time.

She named him Freedom the Horse.


Melinda McQueen Rodgers

May 8, 2021

© 2021 Melinda McQueen

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A wonderful poem shared dear Melinda. You create vision and thoughts for the reader. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.

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Melinda McQueen

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your lovely review.
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

You are welcome dear Melinda.
Truly beautiful poem
I can picture this view in my minds eye
I bet it’s true

Posted 1 Month Ago

Melinda McQueen

1 Month Ago

When I lived with my parents, I could look out the window of my media room and see horses in the fa.. read more

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Added on May 9, 2021
Last Updated on May 9, 2021
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Melinda McQueen
Melinda McQueen


Hello, I'm Melinda from Texas. I am a published author. I'm in a chair with Cerebral Palsy and writing is my outlet. I have found deep pleasure in writing poetry. Writing helps me express my emotion.. more..