Heather Leughmyer animal rightsAn Animal Rights Poem from All-Creatures.org

Poems of compassion dedicated to the non-human animals who share this planet with us and the people who fight for them.

By Heather Leughmyer

How arrogantly certain words
can tumble off
the tongue.
Deviously shifting the perspectives
of our young.

Naming progress
so pretentiously,
while violently encroaching.
Professing to enhance the land
by plundering and poaching.

How deceitfully convenient
to exaggerate our worth.
Egos so enlarged
like we’re the only life
on earth.

We wear synthetic smiles
to simulate
Excessively consuming
as your ecosystems burn.

While we’re inventing bigger bombs
you’re tending to your nests.
Our own reflections glaring back
as nature’s greatest

black Rat

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