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  Gallant Fighter
by Jill Eisnaugle
Monday, May 22, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

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A poem in honor of Barbaro, the highly talented racehorse who suffered a career-ending and life-threatening leg injury during the May 20, 2006 Preakness Stakes in Maryland.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press Copyright ©2006




You amaze me with your candor
And your mesmerizing style
You are a true commander
Of all things that are worthwhile
You are quite unpretentious
You are open; you are sweet
And to all, there is consensus
That you never saw defeat.


You are such a gallant fighter
With a heart, peaceful and kind
And the racing world is brighter
For the gifts you leave behind
You brought hope for each tomorrow
Through your poise and through your grace
Which shall live beyond the sorrow
That befell your final race.


When I think about your mission
I will not recall the end
I’ll remember your ambition
And how you came to transcend
As one of the greatest warriors
To have sought the Triple Crown
God bless you, mighty Barbaro
You are the best around!


© 2006 – Jill Eisnaugle’s Poetry Collection


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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/24/2006
great tribute my friend!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/23/2006
Nice tribute to a horse who will not miss racing with all those fillies hanging round.

Unfortunately, thoroughbred are bred to have huge mass and muscle supported by light and thin bone structure. They are at once strong and fragile beasts.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/23/2006
A courageous horse; God be with her and her trainers and those who know her best!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 5/23/2006
A beautiful tribute to a grand star! Wonderful done,
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by richard cederberg 5/23/2006
This is a satisfying write.
Similar to a pleasing musical expression, it plays upon the hopes and desires of all who are called to pursue paths that are more than just commonplace. I felt, as I read that it could also be an ode to human frailty and broken dreams.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/23/2006
I love this tribute to a courageous horse Jill! I saw a picture of the 22 pins in his leg, and hope it will work and not get infected etc, so he can live his life out in peace. Beautiful poem!

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 5/23/2006

Beautiful paean for one co-partner of mankind.

I have enjoyed the composition and contents of poetic grand.

Health, Creativity, Wisdom and Prosperity.

In gratitude,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/23/2006
Great tribute to a noble beast.

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 5/23/2006
A beautiful horse and painful way to be newsworthy. The life of a race horse can be proud and then turn into destiny that is fated. I am happy that this beautiful horse was saved to run in the openess of a beautful day once more.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/22/2006
A great tribute to a true champion, thank you for sharing this here with us
God Bless

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