There's a rocking horse who's on his own
by the downsatairs landing he sits all alone
He's chipped and nicked and feeling sad
Remembering all the fun he once had
He wonders why no one looks his way
He wonders why little boys never stay
It's hard for a rocking horse, you know
For try as they may, they just never grow
They end up in thrift stores and sometimes much worse
That's just the fate of the Rocking Horse curse
When all it would take from finish to start
Is to look very closely for the Rocking Horse heart
They all have one buried deep in their wood
And they'd show them to you if only they could
But if you look closely - sometimes late at night
You'll hear it - and see it - oh what a delight
And they dream of a time ( or that's what they say )
When a child hopped on them and galloped away
Galloping, rocking, and being held tight
By someone who loved them with all of their might
So next time you see one ( and if he's alone )
Run as fast as you can, pick him up, take him home
Clean him and brush him even paint if you can
And present him with flourish to your own little man........................
Cuz when all's said and done & push comes to shove
They only need paint..............................
And a whole lot of love.
( your presence is more anticipated than words can express )
Love, Lolli & Pop
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Pure White and Graphite to customize the Grey ( roughly half & half )
and Emperor's Silk for the Red trim..................
My soon to be Grandson inspired the words
And even though his tail has not been stapled on yet...................we can say he's done, right
The " funnest " piece of furniture I've ever painted !
So much so that I'm on the lookout for another one as I post this :)
Have a wonderful day everyone !
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