By Michelle Rivera
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.

By Michelle Rivera

I am an alien
an outsider in an unfamiliar world
But I am not alone
and sometimes
we find one another
and when we meet
Oh, such Joy
such symmetry
“Are we the only ones?” we ask
but no - there are many more
they’re everywhere, really
some still waiting for enlightenment, revelation
arriving not as a thunderclap
but incessant and soft,
a purr
and there will be one more
in the world
until soon
we will be a greater number
balance, compassion and peace
as it was in the very beginning
when humans and animals lived together in paradise
and saw that it was good 

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