The Earth's Custodians
By Robyn L. Stacey
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.

The Earth's Custodians
By Robyn L. Stacey

Shaken, scared, confused, lonely. 
He breathes heavily, 
As he sits by the roadside 
Where his mother has died. 

Wheels of monsters - devilish fiends - 
Her body left limp from man-made machines. 
A life gone unnoticed without a care; 
He lets out a yowl as our beware... 

"Take care of this world in which you belong; 
You, too, may not be here for very long. 
For, you may find yourself insignificant someday 
And wimpering on the side of the roadway." 

So, when a car speeds by 
And there's an awful cry 
From animal youngins 
Who wonder where mom's been... 

Remember...the mother left there - 
Deathly still, 
And that you are the Earth's caretakers...
Custodians, if you will. 

Robyn L Stacey 
October 1996

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