My Fallen Friend

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As I was putting together materials and remembrances for Omar’s Hall of Fame Induction this past weekend, I ran across this poem I wrote back in the summer of 1994.  At the time I wrote this, I had just started my senior year at Hudson High School.  Even though it had been 4 years since Omar had passed, it is clear from the writing that Omar was still very much on my mind.  When I read it the other day, it brought tears to my eyes.  I’m sure I had tears when I wrote it as well.

I wanted to share with you this poem I wrote back then so you can share the memory I had.  You can also get a glimpse at my very brief career as a writer of poetry.

My Fallen Friend

I will never forget that morning,

It was a great time of mourning.

I remember finding him all cut and bloody,

I could hardly recognize him as my old buddy.

The vet said that he would have to be put down,

He said not other way could be found.

I fell to my knees and began to cry,

I looked over and he let out a mournful sigh.

I was just a boy and I couldn’t understand,

I doubt If I would’ve understood even if I was a man.

Pretty soon he could no longer stand,

As he fell I rushed to his side and wiped his nose to remove the sand.

I wanted to tell him so much, but all I could choke out was good-bye,

He seemed to know it was his time to die.

And then I saw a tear run down his cheek,

I knew he had new places to go and new dreams to seek.

Later my grandma told me that horses don’t cry,

But I knew better and only I knew why.

We buried him in the back field,

Like so many of us he knew not what he would be dealed.

I made him a little wooden cross with his name on it,

And put it out back on top of his grave where it will always sit.

To this day I still visit him often,

It still breaks my heart to see his little earthen coffin.

And when I look at the pasture where my fallen friend once ran,

I realized that the best horse in the world once lived here and his name was Omar Man.

Written by Bill Marsau  (Aug. 29, 1994)

About wmarsau

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1 Response to My Fallen Friend

  1. Judy Fleckenstein says:

    Such a wonderful tribute to Omar. I had Gordy read it, and it made him tear up. He couldn’t talk for a few minutes after reading it. An emotional piece!

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