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.
Shaken, scared, confused, lonely.
He breathes heavily,
As he sits by the roadside
Where his mother has died.
Wheels of monsters - devilish fiends -
Her body left limp from man-made machines.
A life gone unnoticed without a care;
He lets out a yowl as our beware...
"Take care of this world in which you belong;
You, too, may not be here for very long.
For, you may find yourself insignificant someday
And wimpering on the side of the roadway."
So, when a car speeds by
And there's an awful cry
From animal youngins
Who wonder where mom's been...
Remember...the mother left there -
And that you are the Earth's caretakers...
Custodians, if you will.
Robyn L Stacey
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