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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.

By Heather Leughmyer

spider eight-legged Heather Leughmeyer

With silent persistence you patiently wait

On your intricate world spun of silk

Sensing a quiver so swiftly you scramble

You’ve snared your next victim to milk.

A creature so hated but also revered

Without you we wouldn’t exist

Crops wouldn’t flourish, famine would spread

Disease would prevail and persist.

A dominant predator whose presence is vital

To preserve the health of this sphere

A functional artist, a formidable ally

A being to admire, not fear.

Place faith in facts, not superstition

We dread what we don’t comprehend

It’s important to share space compassionately

With our incredible 8 legged friends.

Go on to: Tears for my Sisters
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