Khayelihle Bongiswa Gamedze

September 17, 2001 - Eswatini
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The Horse

One question I have now is this;
What kind of creature the horse is?
An animal who is exultant of his strength
And the brightness of his rustling mane.
Who made the horse to run so fast?
Who caused it to leap like a locust?
Who made it not to fear the harness and the saddle?
Who made it not to fear the harshness of the battle?
He is not shaken by the sharpness of the spear,
I seldom know an animal who laughs at fear.
He responds quickly to the sound of the horn,
He does not turn back because of the sword.
When an enemy halts, he says 'Alas'
And when the horn blows, he says 'Aha!'
He smells the battle from afar
But he will never turn away from war.

And the question used to drive me round the bend
But now I do understand:
The answer to my question, of course
That what kind of creature is the horse;
And I think it is obvious
That I should call the horse courageous:
But, the main factor
Is to know its creator.
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