Heather Leughmyer animal rightsEyes of a Pig
By Heather Leughmyer
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.

Eyes of a Pig
By Heather Leughmyer

Deep baby blues
Such vast seas of sorrow
They’ve never seen mercy
And they won’t see tomorrow.
Frantically searching
For a shred of relief
From continual torment
And perpetual grief.
They puncture my heart
And bleed my eyes dry
Almost-human eyes haunt me
Asking me why
Begging for kindness
Some semblance of grace
A sweet, hopeful gaze
On each innocent face.
I offer them water
A stroke on the snout
They silently question
If I’ll let them all out
Their senses are heightened
Each sound, each new smell
Since all of their lives
They’ve been locked inside hell.
They are promised through tears
As the semi departs
I’ll continue the struggle
Changing minds, touching hearts
Your beautiful blues
Will become a clear voice
Pleading please

baby pig piglet

Image by Vanessa S Aquarius

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