Innocence Found
By Cheryl Greear
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.

Innocence Found
By Cheryl Greear

In a world where innocence is lost so quickly, I pondered if it truly exists at all.  Where does one go to find it....this freedom of a
pure, existence amidst an age-old classroom called life who teaches that innocence is best ignored.

hawk eagle flying

It was when I stopped looking that I was able to "see" a world with an abundance of innocence and I chose it for my guide.  Stop for a moment and watch nature.  Listen to all that is to be heard; for, this is the true teacher of all living things.  The smell of a rose, the call of a wolf, the sight of a bird in flight. Nature's untainted innocence is responsible for all these things.

Nature hears no voice but it's own; yet, speaks to all who will listen.  A voice as constant as a rising sun or branches swaying in the wind.....for these are the soft-spoken words of innocence.

1998 [email protected] 
Submitted by the Author 4 Jan 1999
Photos by Sue Holloway - Creatured Connection

Return to Animal Rights Poetry