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Below is the poem entitled Lost which was written by poet LINDA JACKSON. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.



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Journey's end.
My darkest day.
I want to cry out but
my throat is dry
Terror buckles my legs,
as we are herded out.

Fear shouts
we are doomed cargo.
I am in my prime
a lady's hack.
I was not prepared
for this day,
so black.

I struggle against
the hooves
of terrified beasts.
The young still struggle,
Full of fire.
Whilst the weak
Gently expire

I find comfort now in
the closeness of the others.
Belly next to belly,
heart next to heart.
Heads bowed.
Death beckons.
Pushed forward
to face my fate.
I look into unfeeling eyes
And wait. 

I dedicate this poem to the poor horses that have to endure terrible suffering on long haul journeys to foreign slaughter houses. They have not committed any crime and are often put down inhumanely. Such beautiful creatures and what an ugly way to die.

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 7:45:00 PM
    I got the same kind of picture as Vince did with this read. Is that what you are describing?

    Date: 1/23/2014 10:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, I tried to see this terrible last journey to hell from the horse's point of view. It is time to put an end to cruelty. I do love horses - never grown out of wanting one. Thank you for looking at the poem. Very best wishes, Linda x
  1. Date: 11/16/2013 12:50:00 PM
    Carnage of the slaughter houses. Excellent write.

  1. Date: 8/21/2013 12:22:00 PM
    Really, really love the last two stanzas. You have some beautiful verses here and this piece is so full of emotion. I enjoyed it very much. Kudos!

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 3:37:00 AM
    Wow, an emotional write. Welcome to the Soup. Rick

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 3:00:00 PM
    Linda, a well written verse. I say you described the lost feeling, on true emotions. enjoying your writes this afternoon... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 9:28:00 AM
    Present in an accident scene? Thank God for you! You are FOUND. I wrote one LOST too.

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 9:27:00 AM
    - A well written poem Linda, a lot of emotion. - Skillfully you are! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 9:13:00 AM
    emotional write.loved it.