Heather Leughmyer animal rightsOur Children
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.


Our Children
By Heather Leughmyer

Behind the bars of their prison
In a corner they cower
Huddled and clinging
Hour by hour
Their small bodies tremble
Their eyes wide with fear
So much like our children
And yet, they are here.

No bottles or blankets
No toys or play
No cradling arms
To rock worry away
Why some babies are safe
Why some arenít, itís not clear
They are just like our children
But our children arenít here.

Another day gone
But they wonít feel the sun
They will never climb trees
Or be able to run
Indifference surrounds them
Yet with each salty tear
Like our children they suffer
So why are they here?

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