AuthorsDen.com  Join Free! | Login 

 
Happy 4th of July!
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: alex canton-dutari, iScott Boyd, iCindy Ziperman, iKellee Stone, iStephen Lodge, iG. Roscoe, iDavid Seaburn, i
  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Keith Rowley

  + Follow Me   

· 85 titles
· 418 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: May, 2007

   Sitemap
   My Blog
   Success Story
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

Books
· The Aquarius Key, A Novel of the Occult


Short Stories
· Brand

· The Other Side of Light (Part 9)

· The Other Side of Light (Part 8)

· SINNER: Part 10

· SINNER: Part 9

· SINNER: Part 8

· SINNER: Part 7

· The Other Side of Light (Part 7)

· SINNER: Part 6

· The Other Side of Light (Part 6)


Articles
· Let's have some critical reviews, please

· Musings on Physics and the Occult


Poetry
· Warrior Of The Dark

· In the Beginning

· The Shadows of Ignorance

· Farewell my brother

· Night's Edge

· Chains of Illusion

· A Voice in the Void

· Over the Edge

· Indifference

· Play on

         More poetry...
News
· A Service for Authors

· New Web Site

· Thelema Honoured by Journal of Thelemic Studies

· iUniverse Book Reviews

· Another great review for the Aquarius Key

· Darque Reviews - The Aquarius Key

· Odyssey Reviews Rates Aquarius Key 'A Work of Excellence'

Keith Rowley, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

   
Books by Keith Rowley
  How Meet the Meat
by Keith Rowley
Monday, December 01, 2008
Not rated by the Author.

Share   Print   Save


Recent poems by Keith Rowley
•  Warrior Of The Dark
•  In the Beginning
•  The Shadows of Ignorance
•  Farewell my brother
•  Night's Edge
           >> View all 61


Slaughtered animals, butchered humans.
The slaughterhouses and the the theaters of war. Both driven by humanity's psychosis. In many ways, the slaughter of war reflects our attitude to our fellow creatures. So meet our platitudes, so meek our social compliance..


 

 

How Meet* the Meat!

 

How meek the meat that walks to slaughter

How meek the meat that walks to war

Its sacrifice is writ’ on water

Its blood a shroud o'er evermore

 

How meet the meek who send their lambs

To fight and die for bloodied rag

Like cattle march our sons and daughters

How meet the meek adore the flag

 

How meek the meat that walks to bleed

In savage factories of death

Carved and bled by man's machines

Cold steel shuts off its final breath

 

How meek the meat that walks to war

How meet the cavalcade of death

How meet the meat that walks to slaughter

How sad the soldiers' final breath

 

How Meet the Meek!

 

 

 

 

*Fit and proper (archaic).

 

 

 


MagickMirrors


Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!




Reviewed by Axilea MU
Playing with words helps us. It helps us who read, as we follow sounds and alliterations, rhythm, flow... It helps us who write, so that we can convey things that are otherwise so difficult to say. I'm thinking of this, because I can see (hear, feel) the way you played and had fun (like child) with this poem, knowing that the message is one that denounces a society based on slaughter.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
It comes full circle your poem, from slaughter houses of beasts, to those of humans, and the participants therein, and the conscience of the individual. Blood for food ,or for a rag, doesn't matter which one, holds the same gruesome conclusion, yet neither has engendered too much soul searching of their mind construct to justify either. A great poem to tweak, and stir thought about that subject . Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Chuck Keller
Powerful poem, Keith. Another work that causes the reader to think. Good job.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
Keith,
You do not disappoint with this poem. A novel by Robin Cook changed my view of what we do to cattle. I didn't eat meat for months afterward! Weak stomach. As is, I never eat meat off a bone - haven't since I was forced to as a kid, over twenty years ago. It disgusts me. It seems so barbaric, like cannabalism. Anyways, your poem has renewed my view of war. I've always had great respect for soldiers. However, I know those in charge see them as numbers only. Cattle.... Sad. You make a valid, realistic point. Unique write. Love and Hugs,
Sheila
Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  As Poets
  2.  A Beauty or a Goddess
  3.  Self-Worth Surrendered
  4.  Another Poem of Love
  5.  Sticking Around
  6.  Feels Good To Be Back
  7.  My Hands
  8.  Carnival
  9.  'The real me'
  10.  Little Voices