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If I Could Speak
By: Debra L. Stitt 1999 
<QEagle@aol.com>
Submitted 21 January 1999 by the Author

 I watch, you know, how you spend your days,
I'm sure you don't see me; I plan it that way.

I see when you play and snuggle in their arms,
You look so happy, so safe and warm.

I see them give you all of your food,
Do you think they know that I'm hungry too?

I'm so confused by what I see,
Your life is so very foreign to me.

I have no place to call my home,
I spend my days and nights alone.

If I could speak, where would I begin?
For the life I live is so horribly grim.

Would I tell them of how I flee in fear,
From the very humans that you hold so dear?

Would I tell them of the hot tears I cry,
Would they understand the pain inside?

If I could speak, I'm not sure what I'd say,
Would I talk with them of a better way?

Would I tell them of the cold, harsh nights,
Would they, could they understand my plight?

Would I share with them the things I see,
If I could speak, would they listen to me?

What would I say if I talked with them,
If I could speak, would they be my friend?

I'm so afraid of their kind,
With all their wisdom, they are so blind.

There's so very much that I'd like to share,
I can only pray for the day they'll care.

If I could speak, I'd tell them of love,
Something that I've only heard of.

If I could only speak . . . .

Painting by Mary T. Hoffman - God's Creation in Art

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