Are We Our Own Gods?
By Diana Moreton
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.

Are We Our Own Gods?
By Diana Moreton

I shall cast my spell amongst the masses, 
too, as I prepare to be my own god 
I shall shout the loudest and become dominant 
in glorious love and selfishness 
I shall perpetuate my superiority in the face 
of suffering, death and agony 
I shall reap what I sow in eternal defiance 
of the One I claim to love by grace.

I imagine what they go through and then 
denounce any culpability of action 
I refuse to partake of the carnage knowledge 
of mankind's obsessive selfishness 
I go against the tide even though it means 
getting swept up and drowned in it 
I laugh at the thought of being torn asunder 
or crucified upside down, like them.

For do we not destroy ourselves as we destroy 
them by their consummation? 
Where is our just reward for torturing 
innocent beings to death for tastebuds? 
Do we really think there may be treasures 
laid up in Heaven for us when we 
unabashedly treat the rest of creation like 
we own it? Are we our own gods?

2001 Written by Diana Moreton.

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