Francis Duggan

A Double Decker Load Of Sheep

A double decker load of sheep were bleating as the small town the truck passed by
I thought to myself they must be uttering to me a help us cry
Their loud bleatings told of their stress of them a five hour drive ahead
Today is their last day of life tomorrow they will be dead
Food for human meat eaters I am one who eat meat
Though for them I did feel pity as the truck passed down the street
I respect anti cruelty people and vegetarians great credit they are due
It truly can be said of them that to their higher selves they are true
Poor inoffensive creatures far more so than you or I
Transported in a cruel way to a slaughter yard to die
Into a double decker truck packed like sardines in a tin
To be cruel to other life forms is a common human sin
Bound for a City Abbatoir they bleated out of fear
It was not a pleasant sight to see or a pleasant sound to hear.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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