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The joy of the pheasant shoot

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The joy of the pheasant shoot

The joy of the pheasant shoot.

Getting set for the big event
The good folk do their stuff
They beat the earth with sticks, do they?
With their little dogs so tough 
They flush those pheasants from the scrub
So all can have some fun
Killing them with smiling faces
As they fire beloved guns.

Then as the pheasants in a panic
They bolt into the sky
Our hero’s with their guns in hand
Make sure that hundreds die
As the air is filled with the cracking sounds
As birds fall all around
Just so these fools can get there jollies
These corpses cover ground.

I wonder sometimes if these hero’s
Have any souls at all
That they could get such satisfaction
Doing these acts so cruel
Sometimes it leaves me speechless
At the way folk get their pleasure
Killing beauty just for fun
Is an ugly kind of leisure.

10 September 2013 @ 1340hrs




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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 10:52:00 PM
    Another good one on this topic. I'd like to shrink them and put them in the grass for the pheasants to take a shot at THEM.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/13/2013 7:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea. I would also like to do that....Peter
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 5:24:00 PM
    i so agree with you, peter, and you've expressed those feelings in a beautiful and very poetic way...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/12/2013 7:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ilene, we come from a cruel world, I wonder who penned that word 'Humane?' It certainly is a stranger to many out there...Peter