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THE CATHOLIC STUDY CIRCLE

FOR ANIMAL WELFARE

Poetry

The Wicket Gate

I drifted one night to the wicket gate

My guardian angel and me,

And enshrouded inside, full of heavenly grace

The beasts of the Earth welcomed me.

With eyes of love, and a noble stance

They resided on infinite lea.

Their pitiful slaughter erased from their eyes

Just forgiveness for all to see.

For the butcher below holds the knife for us all,

Does that make us conscience free?

I often visit the wicket gate,

As I drift into heavenly sleep,

But those soulful eyes of the noble beast

Haunts my life, as they live in God’s keep.

~Patricia Gargan

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