When It’s Time to Pretend What’s Real
through the gate,
into the pasture
spending your final years.
green and thick,
firm and stately
too, the inspiration,
your slight frame,
felicity to behold
and adoring crowds,
Biscuit, the original, gave.
when I was nine,
where no one knows.
1. There are times in all our lives when some
can be met only
2. As a child I heard adults speak of Seabiscuit
in awe. I just
thought he had a
3. Then in 2001 Laura Hillenbrand wrote her
with simply his name as its title.
4. I, a slow reader, swallowed it up in two
days, wonderfully akin to its
5. Always an energized sports enthusiast, I
learned, too, that the jockey is
the greatest athlete in all sport.
6. I loved this
horse of the pages---his championship heart,
his overcoming adversity, even his vain
7. Only through
fantasy—my imagination---did I meet him
and make him my
friend and ongoing inspiration.
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