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

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Hi my name is Harriet I’m a Leicester old spot pig
I’ve been well looked after now I’m getting rather big
This morning I was transported to a place that smelt of death
It burned my throat as I took in each dreadful breath

In the stall next to me is Herefordshire bull named Jim
He slightly concerned about what’s to happen to him
Just across the aisle there’s a Swale dale name of Sue
She’s got herself into a tizz not knowing what to do

They say this is an abattoir well tell me what is that
Perhaps it is a place where animals go to lose some fat
Then I over hear a conversation as two workers pass by
One said to the other that pig should have stayed in her sty

The workmen further talked as they threw us food with force 
They said Sue would be lovely with a touch of the mint sauce
They said that Jim’s sirloin would be great medium rare
As for the pig they said the bacon would be more than fair

They said there would be sausages both of beef and pork
I’m surprised they never both produced a knife and fork
Sue and Jim were worried they thought they’d had there lot
So it was up to me to try and foil the human plot

Being a smart piggy I opened up my cage 
Chased away the men, fled at them in a rage
Released Jim and Sue and jumped into an empty truck
If you think you’re eating mutton, beef or bacon, then you’re just out of luck

When we got away from there we landed on our feet
The place that we arrived was a sanctuary sweet
Now we all live out our days in peace in Shangri la
Every day from Jim and Sue I get a big hoorah

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  1. Date: 10/30/2012 2:12:00 AM
    Clever and funny!

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 2:47:00 PM
    Power to the Pig! Very funny.

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 1:59:00 PM
    Hooray, well done, Harriet. Now you can live all your days and not be afraid. Good job, Owen. Funny charm. Love ya, Toquyen

  1. Date: 10/28/2012 10:21:00 PM
    Great story as usual, Owen.

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 3:13:00 PM
    Loved reading this tale and made me sad that we have to kill all these animals for food. Makes you think you should be a veggie eater. Nicely penned. love phyl

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 10/28/2012 6:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Phyllis this was actually thought of after my wife noticed a lorry load of sheep and said she wonder if they new their fate, thanks for the comment
  1. Date: 10/27/2012 2:18:00 PM
    Simply marvelous Owen! Brilliant couplet rhyming, flow and imagery. I love your characterizations too! BRAVO my friend!! Best wishes, Keith

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 10/28/2012 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Kieth thanks for the comment, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 10/27/2012 8:21:00 AM
    Owen; this is a very good story/poem I enjoyed it very much. I'm glad it had a happy ending. Thanks for sharing and for reading my poem. Lucilla

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 10/28/2012 6:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Lucilla thanks for the comment, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 10/26/2012 8:29:00 PM
    Owen, a brilliant poem,,, thank you for the interesting story,, , thank you for sharing your wonderful poem, Good night*PD

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 10/28/2012 6:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi PD thanks for the comment, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 10/26/2012 2:57:00 PM
    Interesting take in subject! Eye opening write about consumption! Good one Owen!

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 4:14:00 PM
    excellent Owen, in fact bloody brilliant,, yes many meat eaters may change their diet now...

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 8:13:00 AM
    Nice poem... though kinda horrible... makes ya want to become a vegitarian... Terry

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 1:50:00 PM
    Loved the rhyming scheme, just one of those writes that screams "EXCELLENT". In short it was very good and enjoyed reading it today, Harriet. :)