Slaughterhouse Blues

December 1, 2013 • Dear Editor

To the Editor:
Slaughter[auth] house Blues
What do you do with a horse.
When his working days are over
Do you send him out to Roswell
to the slaughter house killing floor?
Seems like a sorry destination
for a faithful equine friend
instead of being put to pasture
He’ll meet a gruesome end
Would Roy do that to Trigger?
Would Scout and Silver meet that fate/
Would the kid, our famous outlaw
Carve his horse up for his plate?
Yes, there are horses sick and weak
But, they would meet rejection
It’s heal thy horses that they want
Let’s call for their protection

John L. Popham

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