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15 July 2001 Issue
A Poem

An overlooked pain, is the despair of the animal lover

Barraged daily by blatant displays of torture

Supermarket check-outs stained with the rancid blood of their feathered and

hoofed friends

restaurant plates full of their dismembered arms, legs, organs

an overlooked pain ... is the despair of the animal lover

a man strapping his dog with a leash in the park

a manager "removing" a family of ducks from the lake

a popular movie ... shows a little dog tossed through a window like a football

and the audience laughs

The feeling of alienation is painful

each cruelty felt as a personal blow

This is a word of recognition

for the pain suffered

by people who love animals.

~~ Anonymous

Source: Psych SLW@aol.com 

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