Late Lullaby
By John Camp
An Animal Rights Poem from

Late Lullaby
By John Camp

sleeping Pigs

May other wings from other realms arise
Before you in your fragile innocence
To shield you in the moment when your cries
Go up unheard amid the violence
That is the lot of you and all your kind.

And may the higher Soul that knows your heart
Reveal itself within your fading mind
With softened words or sighs that may impart
To you the love that sees and feels your pain
And suffers on beside you where you lie
Among the thousands more that will be slain,
Unnamed and without care.

And when you die I pray that Soul will find you out to keep
You safe and saintly in your slaughtered sleep.

Orginally published in Catholic Concern for Animals / The Ark

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