by ddavidd   Mar 17, 2017

The horror of human heart,
the terror
of toreros torturing bulls
grilling there meat alive
on the spears' skewers of slaughter,
in howls of penetrating laughter!

vampires with erectile excitements,
in the sacrificial ceremony
of lambs
for the idols of fangs!

Lances pierce;
the excruciating pain pours,
and satisfaction fountains,


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  • 1 month ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Sorry I haven't been on for a while so almost missed this gem. What vivid imagery about a cruel dark sport a well written piece that raises awareness of the pain and suffering relished by evil sadists

  • 3 months ago

    by Nicko

    Judging comment

    One of the great things about reading poetry is the different topics that sometimes come to the fore. What a great topic to write about! It brings together the horrors of a sport (if you can call it that) that is adored my millions at humanities based level, blood and killing, that is abhorred by millions more for the total inhumanity of it. But more about the poem, a great write, great word choice and alliteration. You have used some very descriptive lines like “vampires with erectile excitements” that adds punch and imagery, a very good strong poem. Job well done.

    • 2 days ago

      by ddavidd

      Thank you dear Nicko for the vote and wonderful comment.
      Thank you Milly and Fredy

  • 5 months ago

    by Fredy

    Goosebumps while reading! Wow that hasn't happened in a while, great job... fabulous description of a cruel act.... great job

  • 6 months ago


    This was a well written poem and one that brings home the horrors of bull fighting. I'm sure if we had our way, we would all want to see the end of this barbaric sport.
    The poet put into words so very well, the awful descriptive detail and painful ultimate death that the bull has to endure, just to bring some sort of perverted pleasure to those that watch it.
    A good write albeit a sad one.

    • 6 months ago

      by ddavidd

      Dear PETER, I could not agree more with you in this regard (100%). Thank you so much for the compliment.

  • 6 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Dude this is amazing and captures the horror of this so called sport. I watched it on TV once, it sickened me.

    Very well written


    • 6 months ago

      by ddavidd

      Thank you dear Aries and you are on the money about the horror of this so called sport.

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