Coming to Town
By Daniel North
An Animal Rights Poem from

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.

Coming to Town
By Daniel North

When will they all realise 
That animals have feelings too? 
Instead of exploiting them 
With degrading acts 
That the ring master 
Forces them to do.

Humiliating their intelligence 
By making them dance or jump through a hoop 
As the baiting crowd applauds 
That masks their inner torment 
And the cheers that blank out 
The lonely heads that sadly droop.

Neglecting their authority 
Just in the name to entertain 
But we never see the full picture 
Like what’s behind the curtain; 
The thrashing of blood soaked bodies 
Or the verbal abuse that deepens pain.

We need to stop this dire cruelty 
That is poisoning this world all around 
So that animals can be at harmony at last 
By driving these corrupted circuses 
Of sheer heartlessness 
Right out of town.

© Daniel North

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