I Happen To Believe

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 17:23 -- czubad

Location

98225
United States
48° 45' 22.3776" N, 122° 29' 22.0524" W

It didn't happen, the accident's causation,
the hit and run no one reports, no one slows to stop or
go out of their way to help the cause of animals struck,
deer and racoon and fox and squirrel
haven't a chance in front of a truck
could never road rage but became road kill
running a race just to reach the other side
sticking their necks out just to survive
why oh why would we stop for one like us
but not give a care for nonhuman animals?
Are we that biased, prejudiced against life
or are we desensitized, rushed for time, in strife?
All excuses. Rebuke us. Get a new belief
that animals have rights; all creatures have grief.

Comments

jwiener

Animal rights is an issue that more people need to be made aware of, and by reading a poem like this one, they can become more informed. Great job using your poetry to initiate social change! Check out the "take action" section to discover even more ways to change the world for the better!

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