A Message From "The Bridge"
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.

A Message From "The Bridge"
By Anonymous

Sorrow fills a barren space; 
you close your eyes and see my face
and think of times I made you laugh,
the love we shared, the bond we had, 
the special way I needed you - 
the friendship shared by just we two.

The day's too quiet, the world seems older,
the wind blows now a little colder.
You gaze into the empty air 
and look for me, but I'm not there - 
I'm in heaven and I watch you, 
and I see the world around you too.

I see little souls wearing fur,
souls who bark and souls who purr
born unwanted and unloved - 
I see all this and more above - 
I watch them suffer, I see them cry,
I see them lost, I watch them die.
I see unwanted thousands born - 
and when they die, nobody mourns.

These little souls wearing fur
(Some who bark and some who purr)
are castaways who - unlike me - 
will never know love or security.
A few short months they starve and roam,
Or caged in shelters - nobody takes home. 
They're special too (furballs of pleasure),
filled with love and each one, a treasure.

My pain and suffering came to an end,
so don't cry for me, my person, my friend.
But think of the living - those souls with fur
(some who bark and some who purr) - 
And though our bond can't be broken apart,
make room for another in your home and your heart.


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