July 7, 2016

A poem by Zoe Maynard: “The Shire Horse”

Zoe Maynard is currently a UK student studying English at the University of Northampton. She has studied critical theories, American contemporary literature, post-war literature, and has gained knowledge of different creative writing approaches. Her poetry has recently been featured in "The Poeteer: A 21st Century Poetry Publication."


The Shire Horse

       His brittle mane
faded in the sunlight,
Worn out hooves stood on
the floor, hot as red coals
simmering in a blazing fire.

     Scars covered his back,
The marks of being held
hostage in the constraints
of a human being with
no remorse.

     Now he stood free –
                  without control.

     Winds broke through
each tangled hair as he
galloped amongst the
fresh grass, free at last. 
~Zoe Maynard

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