Earth, water, air and fire – creation's daughters -

that ceaseless merge and melt into each other -

for all is one – and he who creatures slaughters

is well to think he kills a distant brother,


as all the winding threads of life are bound

into the web of destiny; if changes

aren't just in earthly flesh and matter found,

but souls departed likewise make exchanges -


perhaps one day on us is raised the hand

with blade or hammer, if one were a bull

or sow or swine, that ranging on the land

knew not its grisly fate before the cull.

poem on animals chris laverty

◄ The Pillar Of Tears

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kealan coady

Tue 14th May 2019 15:35

Jesus Christ this is unreal! How have I not read you before? Im very much looking forward to reading more of your stuff ?

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Chris Laverty

Tue 14th May 2019 13:48

thank you for your feedback Martin and Keith

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Martin Peacock

Tue 14th May 2019 10:00

I love the tight rhyme and scansion of this. The subject matter also echoes several that I've written recently so that, too, resonates with me. Reading this encourages me to put more of mine on here. I look forward to reading more of you. Nicely done.

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keith jeffries

Tue 14th May 2019 09:10


This poem is profound indeed, thought provoking and somehow reaches out into the mind. It merits several readings and some meditation to grasp the essential mystery involved. I enjoyed it and shall probably carry it with me throughout the day.

Thank you

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