A History Lesson
By Michelle Rivera
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.

A History Lesson
By Michelle Rivera

I dreamed there was a blinding field of snow
that had no end
and in this never-ending field of diamonds
were the tracks of an animal

the tracks went on beyond forever 
they came from infinity
and then they abruptly ceased 
in a violent colorstorm

a terrible thing had happened here
the snow was stained with blood
the tracks stopped 
beyond them, pristine snow

and leading away from the tracks
at an angle, like the number seven
were the footprints
of man

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