THE CATHOLIC STUDY CIRCLE
FOR ANIMAL WELFARE
PoetryFoot and Mouth
Why? Oh why have I been born to die?
My ancestors for centuries gone by have
Roamed and grazed these fields and glens
The cries of the curlews, and the tinkling
Of the silver water in the burns was music to
The cries of terror they would hear were
Human: Covenanters, and Levellers.
All I want it is not much
Is to suckle my mother, feel her warm tongue
Lick my face, chase my brothers and sisters.
This will never be
For today my death warrant has been signed
By the man from the Ministry.
Consolation if it be mother, father, brother,
Sister, together on the funeral pyre, will die.
Reproduced courtesy of he Dumfries & Galloway Standard
First published March 16, 2001
[Sent in by Ark member Stephen Laidlaw of Edinburgh]
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