Heidi StephensonFor the murdered lambs of Easter/Passover (After William Blake’s The Lamb)
Animal Rights Poetry By Heidi Stephenson From All-Creatures.org

Poems of compassion dedicated to the non-human animals who share this planet with us and the people who fight for them.

For the murdered lambs of Easter/Passover (After William Blake’s The Lamb)
By Heidi Stephenson

Little Lamb who hurt thee?
Dost thou know who hurt thee?
Gave thee strife and bid thee bleed;
No hellish dream: a dreadful deed.
Took thy clothing of delight;
Softest clothing, thine by right.
Took thy baby, tender joints;
Making silent vales give voice!
Little Lamb who killed thee?
Dost thou know who killed thee?

Little Lamb I'll tell thee,
Little Lamb I'll tell thee!
He is called by human name;
For he calls himself a man. 
He is cruel and he is wild:
In him there is nothing mild.
He a killer, thou a lamb.
Thy life taken, to his shame.
Little Lamb God bless thee. 
Little Lamb God bless thee.

Lamb Krishna
Photo of Krishna, rescued lamb, courtesy of Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary]


Go on to: Great Flood 2030: A Shakespearean sonnet
Return to: Poetry by Heidi Stephenson
Return to: Animal Rights Poetry