Heather Leughmyer animal rightsMy Eyes
By Heather Leughmyer
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.

My Eyes
By Heather Leughmyer

Heather Leughmyer animal rights poetry

There are times that it seems
My eyes are never dry
Every minute every single day
100,000 die.
For a pork chop, for a burger
Though innocent, they perish
While I mourn for beauty lost
A beauty so few cherish.

If I just closed my eyes
Life could be so good
But the darkness wouldnít hide the truth now
Even if I could.
The truth is that compassion
Could end callousness and greed
But thousands more have just lost their lives
This moment as you read.

My eyes are far from perfect
But I will not go blind
By letting my heart harden
Or by narrowing my mind.
There is a price for seeing
Life can never be the same
But to me itís not a choice
Because to them itís not a game.

So once again Iíll wipe away
The tears that I have cried
And open others to the truth
For the billions that have died.

Go on to: My World
Return to Poetry by Heather Leughmyer
Return to Animal Rights Poetry