Heather Leughmyer animal rightsGlass Walls
By Heather Leughmyer
An Animal Rights Poem from All-Creatures.org

Poems of compassion dedicated to the non-human animals who share this planet with us and the people who fight for them.


Glass Walls
By Heather Leughmyer

If walls became huge windows, and we could look inside

When necks were slit and blood was spilled - If truth could never hide

If what went on behind closed doors was brought into the light

Would our eyelids just close tighter? Or would we finally do what’s right?

If we could watch those innocents fighting their demise

Would tears flow freely down our cheeks? Would reality trump lies?

If we were forced to witness prolonged suffering and pain

Would indifference fade to empathy - crazy into sane?

If we could finally see a world many knew was there

Would we change the way we live our lives? Would we then begin to care?

Imagine if we saw ourselves in each and every being

Imagine if there were no walls to block our hearts from seeing.

Would humanity become humane if secrets were revealed?

Would compassion lead our choices when we sat down for a meal?

Or would we adhere to apathy - ignore their anguished cries

As our sisters and our brothers weep and our mother slowly dies.

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