Slaughter-House
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.

Slaughter-House
By Anonymous

The child walks out 
Seeing the world, for what it is 
She breaks down 
She doesn’t feel the pain 
As she hits the ground 
She’s already weeping 
Already shedding tears 
For all the years, she’s been blind 
And happy 
Blind and happy she cannot be now 
Shedding tears there on the ground 
Blood dripping through her hands 
Her blonde, perfect hair 
Already black, with grief and blood 
Grief she has no right to feel 
Blood that is not hers or even 
Her doing 
Just her drink, just her life blood 
Lives needlessly fading 
For her perfect eyelid shading 
And her perfect Sunday meal 
And the pain we should all feel 
She feels now 
There on the ground 
Of the killing field


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