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The Bareback Writer
by Kimmy Van Kooten
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
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In order to figure out why we write the way we do, one must expose themselves to themselves. . .

Never ride uphill, bareback
But, if by chance you do. . . ?
Hold them reins tight!
If you donít. . . Pray really hard, your slide off the ass end doesnít plant yours on a rock!

Itís no wonder I write with no end in sight!
Jotting, as I go along. . .
And, why I might hide the real meanings inside. . .
Leaving it for you to figure out!

Hint: I fell off a horse, just ONCE
Fear instilled, ever since. . .
You know animals sense such nonsense
Oh! . . . And by the way, my eyes, too, seem things much bigger than they really are!

Where, pebbles become rocks
Pens; corrals (. . . In order to see my readers, with a saddle on every one!)
Contravention, at its best!
Or, a darn good hold on the mane. . .maybe?

Spur the belly to tame!; to balance
Be aware!
Knowing, once you fall off its practically impossible to get back on!
That is, unless you find a stone wall to hoist yourself back up!

I hung my shirt on it and wrote of sunsets. . .

Copyright 2010
Kimmy Van Kooten

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Reviewed by Carol Phelan Aebby 2/2/2013
This had me laughing, as I have had a similar experience. "Lady" was her name and biting was her game. I got back on though as I had no choice!

A very enjoyable write!

With respect,

Carol Phelan Aebby

Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 2/7/2011
Ah, but these animals do have a tail on which to cling...but then one has to be reaction quick to reach out and grab!

This one made me laugh, Kimmy! Next time, whisper sweet nothings in the animal's ear and it might oblige a safe ride. :)

Reviewed by Fallen Sword 9/23/2010
I love it !!! but, Kimmers, it is sooooo difficult to picture you doing the ole butt-slide off of a horse - not our Conga Kimmy! LOL [BTW: Fallen Sword AKA Ted L Glines]

Write on !!!
Reviewed by eliza keating 8/29/2010
sound advice..and very entertaining piece nice to meet you and your superb work ...eliza keating
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/21/2010
Once rode an old mare, in a constant state of falling off. Will continue to write uphill, but may never get to the top.


Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/19/2010
Clever and well-shared, Kimmy. You've reminded me that I do like looking at horses but not riding them...! Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Lew Duffey 8/19/2010
This must be why I don't ride horses.
God bless,
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/19/2010
Oh Movin & Groovin Kimmy!
and trott'n The Tennessee Walker
bare back is best to hold tight
with the thighs...rearing!!
Own The Saddle Babe!!
Love & Braided Manes
Reviewed by George Carroll 8/19/2010
Pithy and humorous, leaving the reader with mixed thoughts. Yes it's , as it's a long hike back.
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