The Voices That Cannot Speak

If you had the chance to hear them

Would they be asking you why?


Would they want to know what they did wrong:

Why they deserve to die?


If you had the chance to hear them

Would they tell you they're in pain?

Being taken in this awful way

Is cruelty ever sane?

Some may feel these animals may pass

For food, or even fur

But can there be any explanation

As torture occurs?


Every day innocent animals

Are taken from their grace


No concern about their comfort

Just tossed all over the place


Have you ever had a pet yourself

Someone you called your own?


Would it be acceptable for one

To take them from your home?


Think about how your own pet would feel

Or any you may know


Think about what they would say to you

Before they were to go


If these voices could speak to us now

They might apologize


Though not knowing what they did was wrong

Through sadness in their eyes.


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