Listen, Child
Copyright Jim Willis 2001
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Listen to their calls, child,
listen to their hearts,
appreciate their nature, child,
the beauty they impart.

A world without them, child,
would be barren, cold and gray,
and we must work to save them, child,
since only humans have a say.

They have much to teach us, child,
of lives devoid of sin,
one more interesting than the next,
and all of them our kin.

They were intended as a gift, child,
which some chose to ignore,
be thankful that we have them, child,
for their sake, I implore.

There are those who'd kill them, child,
spurred on by human greed,
but kind spirits will triumph, child,
because we understand their needs.

Your questions all have merit, child,
your concerns are all well placed,
they do not deserve to die, child,
only you can insure their fate.

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