Home » November 2015 Poem-a-Day » NOVEMBER 2015 ~”POEM-A-DAY”~ DAY FIFTEEN ~ “RITUAL” POEM

NOVEMBER 2015 ~”POEM-A-DAY”~ DAY FIFTEEN ~ “RITUAL” POEM

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THE RITUAL

by John Yeo

The sheep, a beautiful gentle animal, feeds sublimely,
The grass in the meadow is a rich nourishing green.
Predators are kept away, hunted down and shot.
The shepherd and his dog work hard to protect her,
Before the lambing season begins.

~

Three beautiful lambs born quickly, one after another,
The lambs are removed and groomed with loving care.
Blessed and well-fed for the ultimate finality.
A mystery buyer arrives to select a single lamb.
The haggling is fast and the price is paid.

~

The purchase is concluded and the lamb is prepared
Slaughtered by an expert with a very sharp knife
Then wrapped and transported away with the buyer.
“Darling I have done a very good deal buying meat
For a special treat with the ritual of our Sunday lunch.”

~

Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

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