LAST RIDE OF CHARISMATIC


Belmont Stakes, the last needed to win the Triple Crown
Also became, for Charismatic, his last competitive run,

We haven't had a crown winner in over 20 years,
Hopes were high that we would find this stallion to be the one,

He ran in second place until his leg began to fail,
He'll never run again, they say, a cruel trick of fate,

For Lemon Drop Kid the odds were high -- would that I'd bet on that one,
But Charismatic will woo the fillies, never miss a stud service date.

                                                            by D. Edgar Murray