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A Quarter Horse Ride and Broomstick Cowboys
by Susan K. de Vegter
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Getting together on Christmas Eve
The stories keep getting bigger
Like the time when I rode a "quarter horse"
Made of iron...his name was "Trigger"
He waited outside of Walmart
He was cold as cold could be
Putting a quarter in "Trigger"
Was like what the West should be
Day dreams in crowds of hundreds
Coming and going from cars
Doors that opened like magic
Like swinging doors on those bars
When out pop a dude with a six gun
All beaded eyes in a glare
Stare down a baby in diapers
Or a sweet thing in pink underwear
Cowpoke of the steel horse parking lot
Muse of the mule at the mall
Some of us rode the broomsticks
While short but riding so tall
Imaginations alive and well
No TV to dampen our lot
Dreaming of fiending off Indians
While being a towheaded tot
Some of us mobile while others
Were stationary
Mall kids with toys
Chasing our visionary playthings
Just me and my broomstick cowboys
It is how a child would wonder
We'd awe at the little things
The days of yonder in parking lots
With Christmas pulling our dreams
The wonder and mind of the children
Its changed in the ways that its fed
The kids all dream for the mission
When sugarplums dance in their heads
When parents are focused on Santa
When tots are left with what seems
When children dance with their fancy
Mere broomsticks and iron horse daydreams.

2000 Susan Kathryn de Vegter

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Reviewed by Pierre Ortega
I remember many a quarter horse ride, and broomstick horses too.
Times were much simpler then, and I think overall children were much happier. They were allowed the time to be children without being forced to grow up too soon. Really enjoyed this!

Love, Pierre
Reviewed by Walt Hardester
I rode many a broomstick horse when I was a kid. They were very low maintenance too. As far as horses go....LOL

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
I enjoyed this one!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Just me and my broomstick cowboys
It is how a child would wonder
We'd awe at the little things

We surely did, and I think kids today miss out on so much - because the little things to me, are still the very best.
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Very well done Susan. This took me back to better days that I remember so well. God bless.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Oh such pleasant memories are stirring in this write of a gentler time when money was scarce but love was bountiful, kids could be left to play on a toy horse without fear, and parents were listened to when they spoke. The innocence of the child fades quicker in today's world I am afraid. Lovely nostalgic look back Susan, I love it.

Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
Beautiful dreams that many still recall...well done.

Reviewed by George Carroll
Ah you take me back with this gem. Liked very much
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader)
Enjoyed this very much. Lady J
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
i agree-i have my students write books each year-more often than not, their ideas come from the video games they play
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Absolutely, my dear friend, the imagination is a wonderful thing, these days it is all laid out for them, they don't have to think they just have to watch, or maybe participate a little if they are playing games, bu in the games they play nobody wears white hats and nobody says "Yes man."
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Ahhhhhhh, when times (and toys) were simpler (and much better made), when you didn't need an advanced degree in engineering to put the darn thing together. LOL

Thank you, Susan, for the memories! Excellent capture.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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