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        10-31-2013, 06:46 AM
    Poem about horse slaughter

    Just something I came up with. It's out of the horse's point of view.
    I am broken
    I am miserable
    I'm half asleep

    I was sold at some show
    For a song
    I wasn't there for long
    2, 4 maybe 5 dollars.

    I am approached
    By something like a roach.
    Crooked teeth
    Nasty grin.

    I am led into a trailer
    Squished with other horses
    A young gelding,
    An old mare,
    And some other I wouldn't dare
    To look at.

    We are unloaded, but my legs buckled
    And failed beneath me.
    Words are yelled,
    And I was beaten.
    I patiently wait for them to finish
    Like I've always had.

    Finally I stood up
    And was led away.
    I saw none of the other horses,
    But it's ok.
    I knew what was coming next.
    My owner has told me stories,
    But I'm not afraid,
    It's better this way.

    I was led into a shed,
    And there was a bang.
    Just like me,
    My life was sold for a song.

    I know it doesn't rhyme, it's not supposed too, and I know it's not scientifically corrected, it's not supposed to be .
    Love, WaveHorse :)
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        10-31-2013, 03:23 PM
    Sad but true .. Either way its touching ... :(
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        10-31-2013, 04:51 PM
    What emotion were you trying to elicit with your writing?

    If it gets that response, you're on the right track.
        11-01-2013, 12:02 PM
    @Red Gate Farm - well, I felt depressed and sad while writing it........
    @Tex1904 - Thanks ;)
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        11-05-2013, 01:59 PM
    To me, it is depressing and sad, so you achieved that!
        11-08-2013, 04:28 PM
    It's really good, made me feel sad while I was reading it.

    Only bit I didn't get was 'life being sold for a song.' I love how it sounds, but it doesn't make any sense. What does it mean?
        11-08-2013, 04:31 PM
    Green Broke
    Geld, spay and neuter and prevent useless suffering.
        11-10-2013, 12:22 AM
    @Chokolate - It means they didn't think twice before buying him, and they didn't think twice before taking his life. It doesn't really matter to them (them being the slaughter person - thingies :P)
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        11-10-2013, 05:07 AM
    Ah, I understand now. It was a very touching poem, you have a talent for capturing emotion.
        11-10-2013, 05:32 AM
    @Chokolate - thank you! That really means a lot! :)
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