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



Image © Copyright John and Margaret


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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