A Pair Of Hazel Eyes
By Bailey Reed
An Animal Rights Poem from All-Creatures.org

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.

A Pair Of Hazel Eyes
By Bailey Reed

In the dark we sit
Our bodies huddle close for heat
On our backs our bruises
All blue, purple, and red

Our ears are tagged and stained with blood
With a limp in every pig
And a black eye on three
Our bodies are broken

I struggle to my mother
My chain is to tight
We squeal and cry for each other
With that we earn another beating
My mother suffers the worst

I scream for my mother as they take her away
She cries for me but knows she isn't coming back
My tears make puddles and make the hay soggy
My eyes are wide and puffy
I scream and scream for my mommy
They hit us harder every time we squeak
I throw myself against the rail and earn a bloody scar
My body now numb, I know nothing else but to cry
My eyes wide and filled with fear
I curl up in a ball and cry for my mommy

I plea again to them when they take me to be killed
I know what will happen but it scares me even more
They tell me I'll go to a happy place or heaven
but the hate in their eyes tells me that is not where i'll go

They chain my legs together and blindfold me
I kick and scream as they drag me close to the fire pit
I hear a match.
Their lighting the fire.
I felt them throw me like a rag doll
I let myself give in.
I let myself burn.
I know I'm just the bacon on their plate.
The blindfold falls off.
My innocent hazel eyes pleading
And I close my eyes for the very last time.

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