This Mask
By Ronald C. Caldwell
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.

This Mask
By Ronald C. Caldwell

I wear this Mask I call my face,
To hide the sorrow this world has placed.

Many times Iíve wondered why,
Man is so cruel in all creaturesí eyes.

Taking their lives without despair,
For the feelings they have and the love they share.

I hide behind this Mask you see,
For the pain and sorrow that continues to be.


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