I saw a child who couldn't talk or walk,
Sit on a horse, laugh and talk,
Then ride it through a field of daisies
and yet he couldn't walk unaided.
I saw a child, no legs below,
sit on a horse, and make it go,
through woods of green
and places he had never been
to sit and stare,
except from a chair.
I saw a child who could only crawl
mount a horse and sit up tall
Put it through degrees of paces
and laugh at the wonder in our faces
I saw a child born into strife,
Take up and hold the reins of life
and that same child was heard to say
Thank God for showing me the way.
~John Anthony Davies