Sculptured Slaughter Into Art

Sculptured slaughter into art,
Let me shapen you a part,
From stench foamed forms, that’s cut by craft,
To feed a craving, drooling heart.

At butchers tables set for free,
To show what do I want to have for me,
My visit forms a search to see,
What beast falls to my custody.

And downward knife draws flesh that’s mine,
It’s proudly sliced as meat, in prime,
Ensures what’s slain, shall taste sublime,
Disguising all the grime of slime.

The stains upon the butchers floor,
Blend all the entrails mixed with gore,
From animals whose guts were sore,
Just at the time they were no more.

But putrid smells of relished lust,
For foods still fresh, from lives’ that gushed,
In favour of aesthetic cuts,
Made succulent as meals, robust.

And blood that spurt‘s from tender slice,
Will savour tastes enhanced, entice,
As moistened meat upon my plate,
Was carved to feed the slice I ate.

Bowels raw are savoured, read ,
For signs of finest feasts’ cuisine,
The entrails for a gourmet, fed,
Denies the tastes are food obscene.

Sharpened hunger turns to greet,
Death in flesh, sense carcassed piece,
I’ll dine content to know as meat,
My appetite is now replete.

Inspired to eat, my cravings yearn,
For cultured tables, my concern,
Where blood bathed lives that I transform,
By massacres that show, inform,

I am refined to eat all beasts,
When hosting at my gory feasts,
My innards swell to prove at least,
I swallowed animals deceased.

David Hollywood

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I am happily living in Bahrain since August 2009 and look forward to being here for a number of years to follow., My background is as a Trade Consultant and Advisor to Government Departments interested in creating incentive programmes for commercial development, and also as a Marketing Mentor for industries looking to promote their portfolio internationally., I am involved in amateur dramatics, and appeared on tours throughout Ireland in a selection of dramas and comedy performances., Since arriving in Bahrain I joined the Bahrain Writers Society, and the Bahrain Writers Circle, and additionally the creative arts group Elham, as well as involved in dramatic productions for the Manama Theatre Company., I hope to establish a community drama society where we can develop themes which have an emphasis upon the traditions of The Gulf and consequently have high levels of Bahraini input and participation, My writings are mostly inspired by the extremes of finality, uncertainty, occasional unhappiness, emotional and physical pain and the joy that then comes from release., Additionally, I have attempted to face the directness of love and the feelings which may drown or embarrass our relationship with the everyday world.

Last updated October 20, 2011