Animals — Our Children

I wrote this poem for AZIndia Times, printed here.
In the poem I describe my inspiration for becoming a vegetarian as a child and now a vegan to protect animals and the environment.

Animals — Our Children

with eyes
that witnessed
the emptying of their kind
worlds – decimated
kin – murdered

with eyes
that search faces for love
slide toward terror
as screams of brethren
echo in open ears

they swim the seas we poison
they roam the land we poach
they console us when we slip through sadness
they befriend us when we’re shipwrecked

these friends of feather & fur & fin
these friends, their future we forge

we each choose
to direct our parts
as we glide across the global stage
actions and roles – ours alone

I know mine.
Do you know yours?

 

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