I Will Not Let You Go
By Anonymous
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.

I Will Not Let You Go
By Anonymous

The rabbit held tight in stocks 
Unable to close his eyes, to blink 
To wash away this poison, blinding him 
To scream, to be saved, to be left alone 
To go back to his rightful home

This chick, unable to move 
Unable to stand, sit, turn around 
Kept his whole short life cage bound 
Fed drugs to grow, never to know 
The outside world 
Or the sun and grass 
And his rightful home

So I will not grant you ignorance 
I will not let you go 
I will not let you live blind in peace 
When others live blind in pain, for you 
Again and again, hundreds each day 
I will keep you just this minute longer 
To educate your cruel, uncaring heart 
About the massacres that are held daily 
In your name

But still 
It does not reach your brain 
And still 
Lives are worth less than human gain 
Still the devil of Earth reigns!

But I will not let you go


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