I Want To Live
By Kathleen Lowson
An Animal Rights Poem from All-Creatures.org

All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize. This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves.

I Want To Live
© Kathleen Lowson

Director, CRY OF THE INNOCENT: The Voices That Canít Speak
cry innocent fur

I want to live
I donít want to die
They watch me suffer in a trap
I cry, but they won't help me
I donít know why
 
I want to live
I donít want to die
They take me from my home
And lock me in a cage
I donít know why
 
I want to live
I donít want to die
They tie a rope around my neck
Drag my trembling body from the cage
I donít know why
 
I want to live
I donít want to die
They throw me to the ground
And beat me like they hate me
I donít know why
 
I want to live
I donít want to die
My body aches in pain
Their knife rips through my skin
I donít know why
 
I want to live
I donít want to die
Shivering, I am so cold
They throw me naked in the trash
I donít know why
 
I want to live
I donít want to die
I cry, but no one hears me
I take my last breath
And ask God why
 
© Kathleen Lowson. All Rights Reserved.

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