An Unknown Voice
By Joann Paredes
An Animal Rights Poem from

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.

An Unknown Voice
By Joann Paredes

I'm getting sick 
of sleeping in my own vomit. 
Every night, 
I cry myself to sleep. 
They starve me even more. 

I don't want to be killed 
for humans food. 
I have my own life, 
and I'd like to live it fully too. 

But the hours are too long; 
The days are running out 
for me to live this horrible life, 
they should just kill me now. 

I hate seeing the others suffering, 
everyday I hear their last cry. 
I hate being an animal, 
though today is my last day. 

In later life, 
I hope to be a human; 
to teach the world 
about animals suffering.

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