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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Oh Suzan, this is sooo sweet! I love the poem, and the rocking horse is darling!! You did a great job -- I can see the love in your work. Congratulations on your soon-to-be grandson. Is this your first grandchild?ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing and have a great day. :)
Denise at Forest Manor
Evan is going to be one lucky little man!!
Oh goodness Suzan! I love it...and I love the sweet story even more. You are so creative! I also love that you are going to be Lolli and Pop...so cute. I know you can't wait to meet little Evan...:) Have a blessed and beautiful Friday!ReplyDelete
Oh Suzan how sweet is this from you to your new Grandson. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to be a grandmother. You are going to love it. This is just the sweetest re love piece you have ever done. Evan will have the best Lolli and Pop.ReplyDelete
Grrrr....I wrote you a whole little poem that "disappeared"....ReplyDelete
I love that little horse,
Of course-oh- of course.
He is perfect in most every way.
Except as a male,
He does need that tale,
So he can go outside to play.
He's a dear little chap
And gave you no flap
when you painted him all grey and white,
But watch out, my friend,
That in the end,
He doesn't bite you tonight.
So go find another,
for he needs a brother,
To keep him some fine company.
The best part of course
Is that your sweet horse
Will never have to go pee.
okay- I am done,
I've had toomuch fun-
So,off I go for the day.
But, I will be here
to shed another tear
when You paint hte next one like a bay!
Aperfectly regal grey and red horse for Evan! So sweet! xo PattyReplyDelete
Thanks so much Patty !Delete
Aww, I love a good makeover!ReplyDelete
What a sweet, sweet poem! You are creative in many ways! Love what you did with the horsee.ReplyDelete
Thanks SO much !!!Delete
Adorable! And the poem was too! Lolli....I love it. I'm a LaLa.ReplyDelete
Great job Suzan! Evan has won the gramma lottery!!ReplyDelete
Please tell me you are giving the poem along with horse, you are gonna be his favorite grandma. Lucky little man! :-)ReplyDelete
Yes I am Karla !!!Delete
Thanks so much - this little guy is going to have 2 doting grandma's!
I loved your poem and your paint job. You're taking the becoming a Grandma thing a little better than I did. Your poem registers all the love and joy of the situation. The poem I wrote the night my oldest daughter called to tell us she and her husband were pregnant was titled...Do I Look Like A Grandma To You?ReplyDelete
Both the beautiful poem and the rockin' rocking horse with the new look are lasting treasures if you ask me!!ReplyDelete
Great update, and not too different than one we made 30 years ago, right down to the red mane.ReplyDelete
You are so darn clever. Love how you brought the worn out rocking horse back to life. I'm sure it will be cherished for years. Thanks for sharing at VIParty.ReplyDelete
Adorable and loved your poem. Your soon-to-be grandson is one very lucky little boy. -Brenda-ReplyDelete
P.S Hope you signed and dated it.
Thanks jso much Brenda !!!Delete
I still have to sign and date it ( thanks for the reminder ! )
Oh I missed this post! Must of been because of the holiday. I absolutely love how it turned out. A noble steed indeed. Love the poem that goes with him. I'm going to be looking for one now too!ReplyDelete
So sweet and I loved the poem! Talented in so many ways! We have a new little grandson and his name is Evan also. Now I know he'd love a horse like that! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.ReplyDelete