Don't You
By Starlight

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Don't You
By Starlight
Dedicated to: the 4-H youth at the county fair

Doesn't your heart fill with pain
Knowing that you will never see your cow again
Doesn't your whole body ache
Don't you just want to scream and shake
Doesn't it strike you as the most cruel form
Of evil that is around
To send her to the slaughterhouse
And turn your back on her pitiful call
That she loved you unconditionally
Doesn't that matter at all
Those big, brown, loving eyes of hers
Didn't they mean a thing to you
Don't you see that she trusted you
Cherished you, tried her best to please you
Don't you see that no matter what
She would never have harmed you
Don't you miss the silky touch
Of her big, black nose against you
Don't you miss watching her sleep
In the middle of the night
Doesn't it make you weep
When you stare at the silent starlight
Doesn't your heart wring with pain
Staring at the spot in which for endless nights she had lain
Doesn't it make you ache to know
That with her simple heart she loved you so
Don't you remember it was she
Who was your comfort when you felt lonely
Don't you cry on lonely nights
Don't you think that something's just not right
Don't you miss hearing her moo
Don't you, Don't you