It's Almost Done
By Marisa Noll
An Animal Rights Poem from All-Creatures.org

It's Almost Done
By Marisa Noll

[Written following a vigil at Vernon CA Farmer John Pig Slaughterhouse, March 2020]

Youíve given into sleep.
Companions by your sides as pillows and warmth to combat the cold steel beneath
We stand silent so we donít wake you
Youíve traveled so far.
The Scratches we see on your bodies will leave our souls with scars

Your battle is almost over but ours has just begun
Keep sleeping sweet babies
Itís almost over . Itís almost done

Feel at peace and
Dream of sun
Dream of what your life should be like
With room to play and run
Dream of food and belly rubs
kisses, soft voices and gentle hugs

Soon no one else will hurt you
Soon it will be light
Soon it will be over
You donít have to fight

What we have left will stay out here
Feeling all of your suffering while we hold back our tears

We will make sure your life mattered
We will make sure they know
We will bring into the light what they donít want us to show

We will do this for you, for itís all we can do
We know your life matters, we know it belongs to you

So keep sleeping sweet angels
And Until this fight is won,

Try and Be calm babies

Itís almost over

Itís almost done

Pig Save vigil
Farmer John Slaughterhouse vigil, March 2020...

Pig Save vigil

Water for thirsty pigs in transport truck, Farmer John Slaughterhouse vigil, March 2020...

Pig Save vigil
Water for thirsty pigs in transport truck, Farmer John Slaughterhouse vigil, March 2020...

This poem was included in the 2020 National Animal Rights Day videos.


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