Responsibility For The
June Marie Johnson
I will see that he has every day,
plenty of clean water and good hay.
Shelter from cold, wind and rain
and the ration he needs daily of grain
I'll see to his need for play and exercise.
and Love him, for that is the bind that ties.
I'll teach him and I promise to learn
His trust in me, I'll take time to earn.
He'll not be just a toy that I can afford,
That I forget, except to pay board.
I'll see to his needs day in and day out,
not leaving him in his stall to sulk and pout.
I know that I own him but he too owns me,
I'm responsible to keep him happy and healthy.
He is not a burden, but a life long friend.
Not one I'll abandon when his life nears its
It was my choice not his, to have a horse
From that choice his life should be better, not
I'll not ship him off when he's too old to
finding excuses and reasons behind which to
Like marriage it was meant to last, not end in
For that divorce often means the death of the
It is more like a child, the purchase a birth,
a being to care for, a life that has worth.
I acknowledge this commitment with honor and
I'll care for this horse, he's not just
something to ride.
If the day ever comes, when my promise I can't
I'll see that he is placed with someone who
ŠJune Marie Johnson