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Famous Bloodthirsty Poems by Famous Poets

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by Dickey, James it is gone, even if it takes

Forever. I take you as you are

And make of you what I will,
Skunk-bear, carcajou, bloodthirsty


 Lord, let me die but not die

Copyright © 1966 by James Dickey
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by Lowell, Amy
...e a brother, I suppose. That -- all green, 
and red,
and glitter, with flesh as dark as ebony -- that is a slave; a bloodthirsty,
stabbing, slashing heathen, come from the hot countries to cure 
your tongue
of idle whispering.

A fine afternoon it is, with tall bright clouds sailing over the 

"Bonaparte, mon ami, the trees are golden like my star, the star 
I pinned
to your destiny when I married you. The gypsy, you remember 
her prophecy!
My dear frie...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...and weak 
And tired, and lonely, and old and grey, of course it's quite safe to shriek!) 

And next let us join in the bloodthirsty shriek, Hooray for Lord Kitchener's "bag"! 
For the fireman's torch and the hangman's cord -- they are hung on the English Flag! 
In the front of our brave old army! Whoop! the farmhouse blazes bright. 
And the women weep and their children die -- how dare they presume to fight! 
For none of them dress in a uniform, the same as by rights the...Read More

by Khayyam, Omar
Than I do, though to wine I do give way;
I drink the blood of grapes, you that of men:
Which of us is the more bloodthirsty, pray?...Read More

by Cowper, William
...n all,
Then all alike would love.

Then love in every heart would reign,
And war would cease to roar;
And cruel and bloodthirsty men
Would thirst for blood no more.

Such Jesus is, and such His grace;
Oh, may He shine on you!
And tell him, when you see His face,
I long to see Him, too....Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton odds were they small or great; 
If they'd collared old Balmaceda, they reckoned to shoot him straight. 
A lot of bloodthirsty devils they were -- but there ain't a doubt 
They must have been real plucked uns, the way that they fought it out, 
And the king of 'em all, I reckon, the man that could stand a pinch, 
Was the boss of a one-horse gunboat. They called her the Admiral Lynch. 
Well, he was for Balmaceda, and after the war was done, 
And Balmaceda was beat...Read More

by Lawson, Henry
...nd justice was not for the diggers, as shown by the Bently affray.

"P'r'aps Bently was wrong. If he wasn't the bloodthirsty villain they said,
He was one of the jackals that gather where the carcass of labour is laid.
'Twas b'lieved that he murdered a digger, and they let him off scot-free as well,
And the beacon o' battle was lighted on the night that we burnt his hotel.

"You may talk as you like, but the facts are the same (as you've often been told),
And ...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
...g all alone, 
 Upon her line, long tenants of the throne, 
 Terrors, scourges of the Greeks and Hebrews, 
 Harsh and bloodthirsty, narrow in their views. 
 Against the pure scroll of the sky, a blot, 
 Stands out her sepulchre, a fatal spot 
 That seems a baneful breath around to spread. 
 The birds which chance to near it, drop down dead. 
 The queen is now attended on by shades, 
 Which have replaced, in horrid guise, her maids. 
 No life is here—the law says such...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
 And the lion, meantime, shook his ponderous chain, 
 Loud and fierce howled the tiger, impatient to stain 
 The bloodthirsty arena; 
 Whilst the women of Rome, who applauded those deeds 
 And who hailed the forthcoming enjoyment, must needs 
 Shame the restless hyena. 
 They who figured as guests on that ultimate eve, 
 In their turn on the morrow were destined to give 
 To the lions their food; 
 For, behold, in the guise of a slave at that board, 
 Where ...Read More

by Dyke, Henry Van
And our hearts can repeat what the heroes have sworn,
That war shall not end till the war-lust is ended.
Then the bloodthirsty sword shall no longer be lord
Of the nations oppressed by the conqueror's horde,
But the banners of freedom shall peacefully wave
O'er the world of the free and the lands of the brave....Read More

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