Ferocious (Poetic Version)

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A poetic version of my short story, 'Ferocious', which deals with dog fighting and animal cruelty -- you have been warned!
Some people may find this distressing.

Submitted: June 27, 2016

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Submitted: June 27, 2016



Ferocious (Poetic Version)


You beat me, you starve me

You lock me away

And here you just keep me

For many a day.

When I'm mad with hunger

You throw in a rat

The fights not a fair one

But you do know that.

You want to develop

My taste for warm blood

You'll make me a monster

Satisfaction will flood.

I know it's not right

But I need your approval

If only someone had

Secured my removal.

So now comes the build-up

With lots of raw meat

When I behave well

You'll give me a treat.

One night in the van

To a place I am taken

What is this place

My confidence shaken.

There is an arena

A fenced off ring

Where my life as a fighter

Is about to begin.

We're driven quite mad

And blood is the scent

You want lots to be spilled

Oh, I see your intent.

You are making me do this

I just have to win

Or you will just starve me

Until I'm too thin.

So I am the victor

Yes, I win the fight

And I win many more

Just for your delight.

But when I'm too injured,

Too worn and too battered

You toss me away

As though I never mattered.

It takes a long time but

I start to recover

And feelings of love

Eventually smother

The hurt and the torment

That you put me through.

How I just wish that

I'd never seen you.

The bangs and the shouts

Bring it all flooding back

I never intended

To launch an attack.

So now my life's over

Many more will you ruin

Until people just stop you

Your 'Sport' from persuing.

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