Thursday, 25 April 2019

Horse Collapse in Cardiff

A Better Attitude Towards Horses
After Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930)


Beating hooves seemed to sing
Clip clap, clap clip on Cardiff cobbles,
a sad spring song of heat stroke
for this worst for weather 
on Westgate Street working animal.
Suddenly she fell in the dust at dusk.
Plunked down outside the Principality Stadium.

No one laughed or  scorned her
but there were raucous cries
for those who laid her low.
The street flow stopped
for a horse in distress.
Some sign of human progress
I am glad to say Vladimir.
It would do your heart good
to see her stood in the stall
in the sanctuary, feeling
the colt inside of her growing,
her life worth living.
Helping those who can not ask,
This is work worth doing.

© Phil Knight 

Two arrested after horse collapses in Cardiff


Phil Knight

Phil is poet from Neath in South Wales. His poetry collection 'You Are Welcome To Wales"was published in 2015 by The Red Poets.

(Note: A Good Attitude Towards Horses was a poem by Vladimir Mayakovsky in which he noted the indifference to animal suffering. Sometimes things change for the better.)