Heather Leughmyer animal rightsThrough a Beagle's Eyes
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.


Through a Beagle's Eyes
By Heather Leughmyer

I used to be excited, to see you everyday-
I thought perhaps youíd take me home,
That maybe we could play.
As time went by, my tail grew limp,
I circled round and round.
Please tell me what I did so wrong
To be here in this pound?
Yesterday I saw you take my little friend away-
I donít know where you took him,
But he isnít back today.
I know that he was sick though,
Cause his cage was caked with red.
His eyes were sad and empty-
He had stitches in his head.

I feel so all alone here-
All I have to do is wait.
I want a loving face to lick,
A toy or a mate.
But lately I just lay here,
Not feeling very good.
I stopped eating yesterday,
If it didnít hurt I would.

When you finally come to get me
I know something isn't right-
But unlike my little friend,
I don't put up a fight.
As I lay here on the table,
I look into your face-
One last time I wonder
Why I'm in this awful place.

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