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Bullfighter and bulls

A fuming, fierce and moving target On yor species will you place yor bet! Aiming the blade into shoulder blade or beating heart all toreadors hope to throw that fatal decisive dart! This bullyboy to score a bloodied bullseye in bullfight! O'course not for the fainthearted that gory sight. Well, that counts timid me out from any bullring naturally I a bulwark against this lurid thing. I find in the sport a sort of sadism Like cockfights it must reek of masochism. The carmine cape, the only screen between him and the jaws of death or should I say rather, the sickle horns of death Oh no, what if the matador ain't ever allowed to catch his breath? For promoters a thrilling spinechilling Spanish folk art in arena For objectors a bloodsport they wish as dead as the myth of Athena. The Spanish might be divided about their picadors on this sporty bloody battle between man and beast No telling till when spectators will throng to watch those matadors while I wonder do they on the trophy bull then feast? Ah ban it to history or fan it to the future Call it cruelty or not, oh the thrills of our humankind Tis fair play or fair game for the raging bull tis half blind? Yet if any bloodlust instincts be satiated by those stuntmen toreros matadors maybe far better than murderers and war heroes.

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Date: 1/15/2020 9:41:00 AM
Hello S.zaynab Kamoonpuri, when i di travel a long time ago, i went to Spain and there I saw a bull fight. Little did i know there would be 5 bull fights. I rooted for the bull and got upset when the bull got hurt. i never want to see a bull fight again. have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 10/12/2019 4:29:00 PM
Zaynab, your potent and compelling poem is brilliantly composed as you’ve blended beautiful poetic elements together with such artistry. I also admire your balanced approach in handling the controversial subject matter of this brutal blood sport. I’m on the side of the bull as I detest cruelty to both humans and animals alike. A powerful and evocative piece, my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Date: 6/15/2019 12:31:00 AM
A very balance presentation. You are thoughtful with your writing.
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Date: 5/11/2019 7:38:00 PM
Yeah, it's a bloodsport for sure. I feel sorry for the poor dumb bull that the matador is "bullying". Nice poem with a good point, Zaynab.
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Date: 4/8/2019 7:39:00 PM
Thanks for bringing this through your poem...I'm against exploitation of animals in anyway...I could not stop my tears when I saw elephants dragging up the hills with heavy loads of passengers once...lazy and insensible human beings. Great write. Regs Sunita.
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Date: 4/1/2019 5:22:00 PM
Hello S. Zavnab Kamoonpuri, I have been to bull fights when i was in spain many years ago. I had to sit trough 5 bull fights. It is horrible.I do not know why it is called a sport. I wonder to what happens to the bull when it is killed. have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 3/24/2019 11:43:00 AM
Hi Zaynab, this poem takes us into the heart of the arena. Myself, I am against the spectacle. This is such a wonderful write, looking at the spectacle from both sides. You do this so well, it would be so easy to lean towards one side or the other but you kept your thoughts right down the middle. Strong poem painting such strong visions. A fave. Have a wonderful Sunday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 3/17/2019 7:52:00 PM
Music had been found all around, And we always loved each sound; Will never avoid; Poetry enjoyed; Proved it by making heart pound.
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Date: 3/10/2019 6:42:00 PM
Powerful poem . So brutally expressed...
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 3/10/2019 11:53:00 PM
Thanks , nice to hear from yah. Yeah the sport is unwatchably brutal for me.
Date: 3/9/2019 3:59:00 PM
You make your point with this impressive poem, Zaynab. As in most things, the reaction to such a topic elicits opposing views. I go for against...I hate cruelty, both to humans and animals alike. Regards // paul
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 3/11/2019 12:02:00 AM
Thanks soo much for comment, and I'm with u against all cruelty. Cheers.
Date: 3/8/2019 6:07:00 PM
Great write as seen from both sides.
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 3/11/2019 12:01:00 AM
Wow yes warm thanks for the review!
Date: 3/8/2019 5:22:00 PM
Hello Zaynab, A very extraordinary and quite well-done verse here. Very descriptive and the inherent degree of imagism in your poem certainly garners the immediate attention of the reader. Most Excellent Work!! You bring the nature of bullfighting up close and personal to the reader. Enjoyed this one very much!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 3/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Thanks soo much for such a lovely comment!
Date: 3/8/2019 4:46:00 PM
To learn what love was had to look, Some weird story up start to cook; Bottle spin; Kiss again; Love fell out when book we shook.
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 3/10/2019 11:57:00 PM
Hmm, were u referring to bullfighting in any way or you took another turn of a muse from it? Thanks anyway.
Date: 3/8/2019 4:04:00 PM
Brilliant, elegant penning dear poet. I do love the bulls, and the art and the romance of bull fighting, but prefer more of a fair fight... Pro bull riding, now there's a sport ;)
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 3/10/2019 11:56:00 PM
Warm thanx dear Maureen, so there bull riding too eh, yeah sounds a fair better sport that yeahh. Take care.
Date: 3/8/2019 1:31:00 PM
Truly a gory sport; one wonders what people are thinking when they train to be a matador...suicidal maybe? At least they have a choice where the bull has none. Well penned.
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 3/10/2019 11:54:00 PM
Thanks for a great poem, a lil thought for the bull, I like that. Best wishes,