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NANCY G. BRUNDRETT
South Texas
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Ballad of the Mighty One

A colt is born among the night
Black ebony fur is shining bright
The father is so proud, his mother gay
Just think it all happened that day

Soon the sun out shines the night
Chill in the air and the feeling is just right
The mighty one gets up with ease
But soon falls down in the misty breeze

He tries again with his muscles bold
But soon his legs begin to fold
Wind in his mane He struggles then gets up
Looking sturdy as a new born pup

Now he lives in the canyons, a safe place to be
And never falling down again upon his knees
With careful eyes he stoops down to take a bite
He grew up fast and strong under the pale moon light

The ballad of the Mighty One
Born with fury under the mountain sun
Black velvet color, a proud steed
Everyone wanted him for his beauty and his mighty speed
But he was born free, born free
No one could take that away, canít you see?

The Mighty One a true stallion to all
The mustangs would all come at his slightest call
He led them to green valleys and a place to hide
Watching over them with his mighty pride

Soon the wranglers came well they followed the tracks
Led them right to the Mighty One and the mustangs backs
They caught them all, all but the Mighty One
Nothing could catch his spirit, not even a gun

Black velvet eyes now have tears
Losing those mustangs was his greatest fear
Heís lonely as he walks under stars and the trees
An untamed heart just lays down and dies with ease

The ballad of the Mighty One
Born with fury under the mountain sun
Black velvet color, a proud steed
Everyone wanted him for his beauty and his mighty speed
But he was born free, born free
No one could take that away, canít you see?

Sometimes in the lonesome western sky
I think I see the Mighty One in the clouds if I try
Sometimes my spirit takes flight
I hear the horse whispering in the night
Born free, Iím born free
No one can take that from me

© Nancy G. Brundrett
This poem may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's written permission.

 



  About Nancy G. Brundrette:


official biography

Nancy G. Brundrett is a singer, songwriter and poet from South Texas. She is a three-time Honorable Mention Winner at the John Lennon Songwriting Contest

Nancy says, ďI have lived all over the world and it helps me connect with all different kinds of people. Music is a great way to share the sounds of my heart. My father, Robert Gottschall, was a famous actor in the 1940ís and also was a published writer of short stories. I believe I inherited my fatherís gift of writing. He was born a Texan and after living all over the world he retired in Texas in the 1960s. After he passed away I was looking through his big box of his stories and at the bottom of the box I noticed a small folded piece of paper. I opened it and found my dad saved the very first poem I ever wrote when I was about 10 years old. The poem was about a wild stallion named "the Mighty One." I took the poem and wrote Ballad of the Mighty One. The next step I am taking concerning the poem is writing a novel about the wild mustangs of Utah.Ē

I hope you enjoy my song and can feel the free spirit of the wild mustangs that freely roamed in the United States of America since the 1700s. To listen to the song, "Ballad of the Mighty One," click on this link:
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=31959146"

Her website is www.nancy-heartmusic.com and there you can find more of her songs and poetry.

 

 

 

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