Ibiyinka Alao

The Horse's Grace

Ca. 1995
24" x 18"
Tempera

Grace is like the black horse
In front of the blue house
Who carries all the blame
And takes the shame
To the still lake
And keeps awake
In wait for the rain
To come and wash away all the pain

Grace does her honest work
And expects no praises
Rather for all she seeks forgiveness
Knowing it breeds wholesomeness

"The Horse's Grace" exhibits the strength and confidence I saw displayed by this horse that comes to have a drink in front of my house everyday. I supposed it came from the king's palace. Riderless in front of the river forming a perfect picture with our palm tree. This "Being" exhibited such peace and grace in nature that it astounded me. Tranquility is a gift.

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