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post #1 of 10 Old 10-31-2013, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 10 Old 10-31-2013, 03:23 PM
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Sad but true .. Either way its touching ... :(
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post #3 of 10 Old 10-31-2013, 04:51 PM
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What emotion were you trying to elicit with your writing?

If it gets that response, you're on the right track.

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post #4 of 10 Old 11-01-2013, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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@Red Gate Farm - well, I felt depressed and sad while writing it........
@Tex1904 - Thanks ;)
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To me, it is depressing and sad, so you achieved that!

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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?

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post #7 of 10 Old 11-08-2013, 04:31 PM
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Geld, spay and neuter and prevent useless suffering.

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post #8 of 10 Old 11-10-2013, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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@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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Ah, I understand now. It was a very touching poem, you have a talent for capturing emotion.

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post #10 of 10 Old 11-10-2013, 05:32 AM Thread Starter
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@Chokolate - thank you! That really means a lot! :)
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