Treasure Island

Colin Ian Jeffery

(20th May 1942 / Caterham)

BLOOD SPORTS


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: Thursday, June 28, 2012

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!
    Hugs,
    Dee (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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