Mother, Don't Leave
by Brianna Ballatore

Mother where are they taking you?
Where do you have to go?
Mother please don't leave me!
There's still so much I don't know!

Mother, why aren't you back today?
Why aren't you back home?
Mother I'm getting really scared..
Mother I'm alone.

Today they fed me lots of food.
The kind the humans eat.
I wish you were here to taste it with me.
So many good treats.

They put me on a metal scale today.
They liked how much I weigh.
Then they took me to a dark room,
They took me far away.

There is no light.
There is no water.
Mother why am I here?
What do they mean slaughtered?

Mother please help me,
I don't understand.
This room is so dark, and it smells.
Where's the grass, where's our land?

Mother they took me to a new room.
There's blood all over the floor..
Mother I don't get what they're doing.
I wish I could run but I can't find the door.

Mother this hurts!
This isn't sane!
Why are they ignoring my cries?
I'm in so much pain!

My blood is falling to the floor.
My life is slipping away.
The pain is worse then anything I've ever felt!
I died a painful death that day.

And what did I die for, mother?
To be made into a human's feast?
Don't they have other food, mother?
Do they really need roast beef?

Is this what happened to you too, mother?
Is that pile of blood where you laid?
Is that the way you left this world?
By the human's bloody blade?