The inglorious Twelth

The glorious twelth

in truthfulness is

mendacious and wrong

forget the showbiz

Summer is here

in the North hear the cry

the heathers gone purple

and the grouse they must die

4 months of shooting

Today the third day

driven grouse shooting

keep out of our way

a pastime for the wealthy

with riches galore

but less in their heads and their hearts

Its a war

the poor souls are beating

frightening birds

the cowards in their shrouds

oh yes I am lost for words

Beautiful wild souls

frightened to death

fly into the  sky

and then relieved of their breath


so much deceit

Raptors will die

Hen harriers  slaughtered

dont ask me why

huge swatches of land

burned down to the peat

who cares about carbon

It is  the elite


out on the moors

doing what rich souls do

murdering wildlife

The playacting few

talk about craft

when its guile that we see

a bush and snare

and complete dupery


wiping out Raptors

wiping out Grouse

bad for the landscape

where is their nouse

All good  at business

thats what they think

doing their deals

and enjoying the drink


the nouveau riche flourishing they

their affluence flowing

Its all on display

from harmony cometh

a challenging wall

of lead shot and bluster

as the bodies  just fall

like hail on  the hill tops

just spiralling down

underhand tactics

and many will drown

in their own blood

a blood bath  a slaughter


of thundering lead

all caught up in  the prose










About Rex Tyler

I love animals. I enjoy writing poetry and delivering speeches.I like to mentor people who need help in preparing speeches and evaluations.I enjoy travel although it is much harder for me these days.I so enjoyed the Andes Mountains and Volcanoes and the Quichua people who live and thrive there.I have lots of friends around the world.
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