and they call this SPORT!

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in fearful flight

from the shooters hidden

in the nearby riverbank reeds

wiser ducks have flapped their way

into the safety of my garden.


Twelve I managed to count

before my mud packed face at the kitchen window

sent them scuttling away through a hedge gap.


But in the distance,I can still hear the killing sounds continuing

shooting away for all they are (not) worth

bringing down unfortunate birds that try to ascend.


The poor creatures not built for a speedy getaway

are more than easy targets


and in the early twilight, a Range Rover convoy

passes me by out dog walking

their parcel shelves adorned with feathery corpses

no doubt destined for the cooking pots and ovens

of the insensitive.   

◄ snobby brother

Forgive him (Mr X) Father ►


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Rose Casserley

Fri 19th Jan 2018 14:44

collectively we all share the same condemnations.Martin, I do actually recall that MP sketch as funny as the lumberjack one plus so many others of course

but those two do stand out in my mind.

Thank's guys.

Rose 💋

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Martin Elder

Thu 18th Jan 2018 20:55

this has prompted my mind to wander to thinking of a Monty python episode which featured well heeled men in sporting attire known as upper class twits in their own version of the Olympics in which most of the contestants shot each other. Not a bad idea me thinks
nice one Rose

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Thu 18th Jan 2018 00:35

sad cruel people.People? what am I saying? I agree with Jemima's title for such actions

wonderful piece of writing RC

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 17th Jan 2018 23:07

pity the ducks aren't able to shoot back! nice on Rosey girl!

P&S xx

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Jemima Jones

Wed 17th Jan 2018 16:30

sport? well it does read a lot better than the title it should have been given MURDER! I think the imagery you have conjured up here Rose is BRILLIANT! Thank you.Jemima.

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