Ode to a Little Blind Pony

by Rick Hoadley

The little blind pony
Waits all day
His whole world is dark—
    no chance to play.
But he listens so careful.
He stands so still.
He can smell the grass,
    and he eats his fill.
When the sun gets hot,
    he shuffles to the shade.
And when night shadows fall,
     he’s not afraid.
If he’s lonely, I’ll never know—
    but I always stop by
    to say hello.


About the Writer

Rick Hoadley is a Master Instructor 8th Degree Black Belt in the martial art of Taekwondo. He is a career martial arts instructor with over 45 years of professional experience. He has copyrighted a teaching manual that has pioneered the relationship of Taekwondo to school children’s academic performance. Master Hoadley is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, and has co-authored “The Diet” with IFBB professional Mike Horn. This is his first poetry publication for children.


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Photo Credit: “New forest pony” by jans canon, Flickr.com.