Colin Ian Jeffery

Rookie - 341 Points (20th May 1942 / Caterham)

BLOOD SPORTS Poem by Colin Ian Jeffery

The despicable in pursuit of the defenceless

They claim it as a right to maim and kill
Resplendent in red riding coats
Galloping over fields through woods
Horn blaring ridding after baying hounds.

They say fox, hare and deer enjoy the chase
And the kill is swift and clean
But how can death by dogs ripping living flesh
Be anything but a sport for the insane?

Submitted: Sunday, August 24, 2008
Edited: Friday, October 3, 2014

Topic of this poem: Hunting

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Hunting with dogs in Britain - - foxes, deer and badgers.

Comments about this poem (BLOOD SPORTS by Colin Ian Jeffery )

  • Silver Star - 3,909 Points Douglas Scotney (4/24/2014 2:42:00 AM)

    have a look at my 'Lucky Stroke', Colin (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Heather Shirts (11/9/2008 9:21:00 AM)

    good poam nothing should be killed in sport only in need and no human being should kill another in mind, heart, body, or soul but to kill the soul is worse then to kill the body (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 69 Points Sathyanarayana M V S (10/2/2008 2:38:00 AM)

    A great much of strenghth in expression, has a haunting effect on readers. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Asif Andalib (9/29/2008 10:14:00 PM)

    Enough is already said on your this poem. That's why I want to say a few words.
    In fact many animals deserve the love of people more than many humans. I love it. So 10. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Marijo Pinero (9/29/2008 12:29:00 AM)

    Another sign of cruelty to innocent animals. Seeing blood spurting and oozing
    from an opening of the animal's body is a thrill for these heartless people. It's
    a great poem, indeed! Hope that you're sending a message to these individuals
    who don't care for the welfare of these beautiful creatures. Blood sports must
    be banned! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Ashraful Musaddeq (9/19/2008 4:07:00 PM)

    A poem with diverse flavor, nice. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,223 Points Jerry Hughes (9/2/2008 2:05:00 AM)

    Anyone who listened to Dylan Thomas has my respect and admiration.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dee Daffodil (9/1/2008 2:03:00 PM)

    Colin...This is a poem which provokes thought. We like to view ourselves as civilized...good upstanding citizens...and yet...more often than not...that dark side of man rears it's ugly head... Great poem!
    Dee (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jean Mallette (9/1/2008 2:01:00 PM)

    Yes! I wholeheartedly agree. Concisely put, this poem beautifully decries the horrors of a savage sport! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Tom Balch (9/1/2008 2:00:00 PM)

    It cant be sport when they put blood on the faces of kids, they are scum.
    regards Tom (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Masireh Sanyang (9/1/2008 9:36:00 AM)

    excellent selection of words. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nkululeko Mdudu (8/28/2008 5:30:00 AM)

    the world yet embaraces such madness, and sometimes the fox, hare and deer is of human quality (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Egi David Perdana (8/27/2008 8:57:00 AM)

    blood make your cry, oh make me cry (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ying Escalona (8/25/2008 7:17:00 PM)

    i hate the torture....and its really disgusting..especially, if someone made it just for fun (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Subham Dutta (8/25/2008 2:45:00 PM)

    this is most remarkable poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sassi David (8/24/2008 3:21:00 PM)

    nice have in depth observation of life (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pha Thanh Gian (8/24/2008 2:57:00 PM)

    Very nice poem that speaks the truth... thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Justin Robert Cooper (8/24/2008 10:53:00 AM)

    I appreciate the message of this poem. The first line is a very accurate summation. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sarwar Chowdhury (8/24/2008 9:09:00 AM)

    the messege came out from this poem is great! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Linda Moore (8/24/2008 8:26:00 AM)

    Very Nice.... It is hard to read and write about such things, they are things that need to be said. It is wrong to kill for Sport. Every being has its level of consciousness and feels. (Report) Reply

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