THE CATHOLIC STUDY CIRCLE
FOR ANIMAL WELFARE
View from an English Hill, 2001
I stand upon the wooded hill, and gaze
At barren grove and empty field around.
The distant trees are wreathed in smoky haze,
The singing of the birds the only sound.
On every side I see the pastoral green,
Bereft of woolly flocks and lowing herds,
The pity and the pain of this bleak scene
Move tender hearts more deeply than do words.
When men with guns and hard officials came
Obeying cruel laws from far away
They sank the human race in woeful shame
By taking lives of innocents that day.
Yet they shall meet their victims when they die
Who’ll look at them and wordlessly ask Why?
G & D Jones
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