Michael's Song
By Wilfred Gibson
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.

Michael's Song
By Wilfred Gibson

Because I set no snare 
But leave them flying free, 
All the birds of the air 
Belong to me.

From the blue-tit on the sloe 
To the eagle on the height, 
Uncaged they come and go 
For my delight.

And so the sunward way 
I soar on eagle's wings, 
And in my heart all day 
The blue-tit sings.

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