I Opened my Eyes
By Bernie Jones
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.

I Opened my Eyes
By Bernie Jones

I have been hurt and made to feel bad 
I have been shocked and made to feel sad

I have been forced to change my life 
I have felt so much upset and strife

I have seen some truths and I have turned away 
I didn't acknowledge all suffering in one day

I didn't change all my ways overnight 
I didn't suddenly know, all that was right

It takes a lifetime to learn and it hurts at the start 
But it didn't take long to look into my heart

To realise the cruelty and make my stand 
If you want to learn...here is my hand

I will help you

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