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Bit of Stolen Heaven
by Karen C Vanderlaan

Thursday, March 03, 2011
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Born march 1, 2011

He is here! Laying new on the golden straw,

He’s a beautiful, glorious, dark bay colt,

Endearing with his curly mane and tiny pointed ears,

And legs that are, to say the least,

Difficult to manage at this wee hour of his birth.


He’s a talker, this colt,

He greets us when we enter the barn,

With a tiny nicker and a nod of his tiny head,

Letting us know he could sure use some help

Getting up on his spindly legs.


But, within an hour, his story has changed,

He is showing off his little horse moves,

As his legs and feet now work just fine.

He can trot, he can turn and even kick up a bit,

He is very proud and thinks himself quite grand.


In my visions of him I see possibilities,

His hooves thundering faster than all others,

And his athleticism carrying him well over any obstacles.

His conformation could be the envy of horsemen from afar.

But mostly, in truth, I see a bit of stolen heaven,

I see us, companions and friends.


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Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 6/12/2011
Beautiful. To see new birth and the joy lovely work
Reviewed by Larry Matthews 4/1/2011
I have but to close my eyes and see him there. Wonderful

Reviewed by George Carroll 3/29/2011
True love shows in this marvelous poem
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 3/26/2011
I love this write about the new colt. You have described him well and I could see him ......M
Reviewed by jude forese 3/9/2011
perhaps a future triple crown winner ;) heaven's crown indeed ....
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/9/2011
Well penned and a cute little rascal he is
Peace be with you

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 3/9/2011
I want to be there and touch his face, watch his horse moves. How endearing this glimpse of the circle of life!
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/5/2011
Miraculous! the Minnesota state fair, the birthing center is my favorite~
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/4/2011
awwwww love this and love the picture of your new addition...well done
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/4/2011
Thank you for sharing this beautiful experience, Karen. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti 3/4/2011
What a great and fitting title.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 3/4/2011
He is so pretty...I soon wish to see such as this...beautiful

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 3/4/2011
So beautifully written Karen, yes I look at birth as a tolen maricle from Heaven.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/4/2011
Birth is so marvelous, as is your poem about your newborn friend.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 3/4/2011
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/3/2011
This is just a wonderful, personal and outstanding poem on the new creature at the Vanderlaan household. I know this fine little specimen is going to have some tender-loving care as he grows into that champion of champions.
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 3/3/2011
How delightful! You wrote this so well I felt like I was there Karen.
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 3/3/2011
is his name "stolen heaven"? congrats on your new family member.

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