Christina A. Sharik

WAR PONIES

Ay yee, my fellow Warrior,
brave and tall and fast,
take me into battle;
this will be my last.

You, my painted pony,
have served me, true and well:

our names will be
mentioned together
on the young men’s lips
in the stories they will tell.

“War Ponies” by J.D. Challenger
“War Ponies” by J.D. Challenger