Colin Ian Jeffery

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Blood Sports - Poem by Colin Ian Jeffery

(The despicable in pursuit of the defenceless)

They claim it as a right to maim and kill
Resplendent in hunting red riding coats
Galloping over fields through woods
Horn blaring riding after baying hounds.

They say the hunted enjoy the chase
The kill swift and clean
But how can death by dogs ripping living flesh
Be but a sport for the insane?

Topic(s) of this poem: hunting, wildlife

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hunting with dogs in Britain - - foxes, deer and badgers.

Comments about Blood Sports by Colin Ian Jeffery

  • (4/30/2015 2:26:00 AM)

    But how can death by dogs ripping living flesh
    Be anything but a sport for the insane?
    I endorse and like it.
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  • (4/24/2014 2:42:00 AM)

    have a look at my 'Lucky Stroke', Colin (Report) Reply

  • (11/9/2008 9:21:00 AM)

    good poam nothing should be killed in sport only in need and no human being should kill another in mind, heart, body, or soul but to kill the soul is worse then to kill the body (Report) Reply

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (10/2/2008 2:38:00 AM)

    A great much of strenghth in expression, has a haunting effect on readers. (Report) Reply

  • Asif Andalib (9/29/2008 10:14:00 PM)

    Enough is already said on your this poem. That's why I want to say a few words.
    In fact many animals deserve the love of people more than many humans. I love it. So 10.
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  • (9/29/2008 12:29:00 AM)

    Another sign of cruelty to innocent animals. Seeing blood spurting and oozing
    from an opening of the animal's body is a thrill for these heartless people. It's
    a great poem, indeed! Hope that you're sending a message to these individuals
    who don't care for the welfare of these beautiful creatures. Blood sports must
    be banned!
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  • Ashraful Musaddeq (9/19/2008 4:07:00 PM)

    A poem with diverse flavor, nice. (Report) Reply

  • (9/2/2008 2:05:00 AM)

    Anyone who listened to Dylan Thomas has my respect and admiration.... (Report) Reply

  • (9/1/2008 2:03:00 PM)

    Colin...This is a poem which provokes thought. We like to view ourselves as civilized...good upstanding citizens...and yet...more often than not...that dark side of man rears it's ugly head... Great poem!
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  • (9/1/2008 2:01:00 PM)

    Yes! I wholeheartedly agree. Concisely put, this poem beautifully decries the horrors of a savage sport! (Report) Reply

  • Tom Balch (9/1/2008 2:00:00 PM)

    It cant be sport when they put blood on the faces of kids, they are scum.
    regards Tom
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  • (9/1/2008 9:36:00 AM)

    excellent selection of words. (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2008 5:30:00 AM)

    the world yet embaraces such madness, and sometimes the fox, hare and deer is of human quality (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2008 8:57:00 AM)

    blood make your cry, oh make me cry (Report) Reply

  • (8/25/2008 7:17:00 PM)

    i hate the torture....and its really disgusting..especially, if someone made it just for fun (Report) Reply

  • (8/25/2008 2:45:00 PM)

    this is most remarkable poem. (Report) Reply

  • (8/24/2008 3:21:00 PM)

    nice have in depth observation of life (Report) Reply

  • (8/24/2008 2:57:00 PM)

    Very nice poem that speaks the truth... thank you. (Report) Reply

  • (8/24/2008 10:53:00 AM)

    I appreciate the message of this poem. The first line is a very accurate summation. (Report) Reply

  • Sarwar Chowdhury (8/24/2008 9:09:00 AM)

    the messege came out from this poem is great! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 24, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 25, 2017

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