In The Pound
By Stephie Uchiha
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.

In The Pound
By Stephie Uchiha

Why am I condemned 
To this prison? 
Is there a reason to my suffering? 
Did I commit a sin?

Why am I forgotten 
By the people who once loved? 
Did I do something bad? 
Did I do something wrong?

Every time someone comes along 
They walk right on by 
Without a glance 
Or a look of love

I must be too ugly, 
Too old, too dispirited 
I wag my tail 
Sparkle my eyes 
But all of it in vain

For the time soon will come 
When Iíll be taken away 
Not by a loving family 
But by the men of hate

How I long to see the sun 
To feel grass beneath my paws 
To live, to jump, to run 
But most of all be loved

I dream of flowered fields 
Of sparkling, shining lakes 
Of Frisbees cutting the wind 
I just want to play

I see him coming now 
That man in clothes of white 
I follow now behind him 
My fighting will has died

Iíll never again see the sun 
Never feel the morning grass 
Never catch a Frisbee 
In its flitting path

For now I leave this world 
Of selfishness and greed 
And fly to my Creator 
The One who cares for me.


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