Three times I have been prevented by
this snow storm in reaching my objective.
I have the deposit safe within my pocket
And can visualise receiving the title deeds.
But the horse has stumbled in the thick snow and
Now we are stranded in the middle of nowhere…
if I had realised this I could have stayed back in town…
Oh well….make the best of the situation…
I told Nakita that it is not proper
to share the same space – in order to keep warm.
He is simple minded and has settled
down at the side of the carriage.
If only I could settle…. It is so cold
My fur coats only look good to wear
But not adequate in preventing the wind
in this infernal freezer from
piercing my bones..
I will take the horse....
should be recovered by now…
I will be in control – after all I am the master….
I am so grateful to Nikita for covering me
this wind is so fierce
the snow carried by the wind
so stung my eyes so I could not see where to tread…
I stumbled into this ditch…..
then I felt Nikita lovingly guiding me
removing the carriage
and reins from around my neck
his gentle voice reassures me…offering
me food – when he had none for himself…
all the time the master sat and watched….
I was startled awake a short time later
…. It was the master attempting to climb on my back
Oh no… I hardly have any strength left…the snow is getting so deep
I can hardly walk through it…if I stumble
then I can get the master off my back…
there I did it ….now I have to guide him back to Nakita…
so we all can be together ….
I tended to the horse making sure to reassure
by the tenderness of my voice that I was pleased with it’s
using the guiding poles upturned so that in the
morning the towns folk will see it
and dig us out….
turning back to the carriage found the master trying to settle….
I found a spot next to the carriage and
Brushing away the snow made myself
as comfortable as possible at the side of the carriage.
Shaken awake by the master
Trying to escape the cold
…by taking the horse…
The cold is so penetrating
Maybe if I get into the carriage it will be warmer….
If only the master had left the horse blanket…then
I would be able to huddle up and keep warm….
Slipping in and out of consciousness I see my heavenly master
Knocking on the door of my heart
To cross over would be so good…
No more cold…just eternal bliss…
The horse stumbled
But I managed to get clear..
I am left to follow the tracks of the horse and
It led me back to the carriage
There is no escaping the destiny
But wait – I hear the heavenly master
He has shown how futile my actions have been
And that life is sharing with others
Not abusing them….
I have a second chance to do something fruitful with
Yes I can share what I have with Nakita…
And together we live on
For I now realise that all people are one in the
Sight of God – God does not play favorites…
I will undo my coat and encase Nikita and myself
-- together we will succeed
Having placed myself on top of Nikita
Fell in a dream state….
The master guided back by the horse
Undid his garments and laid on top of me
He was so warm..a blessed relief
from the piercing sting of the wind…
drifting in and out of consciousness…..
The town folk found the guiding poles
And dug us out…
The master saved my life by giving his own….