Cold Eyes Stare Back

This Little Calf ..
This little calf eats grass.
This little calf eats hay.
This little calf drinks water.
This little calf runs away.
This little calf does nothing
But just lies down all day.

A Kangaroo Mother’s Plea ..
As you sight your gun upon me,
Do you contemplate, what do you see ?
Before the bullet enters me,
Know that my heart is full of need.
For you to understand that I am no different to thee.
( Kim Walpole )

A Rescue Dog ..
Now I have arrived at your home
Everything is strange
And I don’t feel good.
Do not feel impatient
If I don’t sleep in my new basket.
Yesterday I slept on a stone floor.
Do not be concerned if I gobble up my food.
Yesterday I had to do it to survive.
Do not get angry if I pee on your floor.
Yesterday it didn’t matter.
Don’t be sad if I am afraid of your loving hand.
Yesterday I did not have one.
Have patience with me, it’s your world.
But it’s not mine.
When I trust you,
I will give you the greatest gift I have to give..
My heart and my unconditional love.

Rescue ..
Wipe away your tears
You are now free.
Leave behind your fears
Come walk home with me.

Dairy Is Cruelty ..
Dairy, it’s violent as f**k !
Why do vegetarians seem to get stuck ?
And I don’t want none of that ‘organic’ shit
It’s for cows, not us, why’s so hard to admit ?
We rape them, then we steal their kid
Females we’ll use and males we’ll get rid.
Look it up, you’ll be shocked what you find
So how does that not play on your mind ?
When you pick up a pint, you fund that torture
Pretend you don’t, you’re a secret supporter.
It’s a heavily funded abusive system
Being bred to be a slave is a horrible existence.
People think there’s some kindness involved..
No ! .. It’s all for money, bronze, silver and gold.
So wake up and smell the lie
Don’t drown it out and let your compassion die.
“Dairy or cow’s milk, what’s the fuss ?”
Clue’s in the name, it’s not for us.
“So where do you get your calcium, son ?”
Chickpeas, kale and almonds, that’s some
Broccoli, cabbage, soy, that’s some more.
Excusing violence for calcium, that argument’s poor !
( Chris Bellairs )

You Commit the Greatest Sin ..
Ignorant to their tears, numb to their cries
I close my eyes, a thousand screams fill my mind.
How can you not see, the truth and all the pain ?
What do you gain, when you take their life in vain ?
You extinguish their breath and their life
Just think how you would feel, to never feel tenderness
Imprisoned without love, no grace or kindness
Stolen from your loved ones at your dawn of birth
To feel you have no worth.
How would you feel, to be bred for meat ?
Your consciousness is absent, you are morally blind.
Expose your mind, behold the truth within
For you commit the greatest sin.
( Extract from a poem by Jhc Tabucur Lynette )

A Little Lamb ..
A little lamb, sweet and pure
Upon the earth to roam
Snatched from his mum, his throat brutally cut
The poor little lamb died alone ..

Cold Eyes Stare Back ..
A beautiful baby, with warm, brown eyes
Taken from his mother, chosen to die.
What could he do ?.. He couldn’t talk to say ‘No’.
What about my life ?.. I’ll never get the chance to grow.
But the men, they don’t care
Don’t want to acknowledge, the baby’s hurt and despair.
In only a minute, the baby cow’s throat is slit.
His skin is ripped off, and he’s thrust into a boiling-water pit.
Can you not see I’m still alive, that my eyes are still blinking ?
He looks up at a worker,  and their eyes are met.
Watery, soft, brown eyes, open just a crack
Look up for a flash of mercy.. Cold eyes stare back.
( Extract from a poem by Anna Pardue )

No ..
No hunting, no breeding, no killing, no bleeding
No suffering, no pain, no crying, no screaming.
No cages, no circus, no rodeo, no zoo
No fur, no leather, no feathers, no bullfighting, too.
( Rose Winfold )

Thank You For The Children

A Parents Prayer ..
Thank you God for the children of mine
Who teach me things that blow my mind.
They entertain themselves in the funniest ways.
I pray that the innocence they possess never goes away.
I pray they will grow up and be smart,
And I pray that they will never grow apart.
I pray that they will call home whenever they are near a phone.
I pray that they never feel alone.
I hope they turn to you through guidance and prayer
And know that you and their parents will always be there.
( Althea A. Anker )

Lord Of Life ..
Lord of life and king of glory,

Who did design a child to be,
Cradled on a mother’s bosom,
Throned upon a mother’s knee.
For the children thou hast given
We must answer unto thee.

This Child Of Mine ..
This child of mine you stare at so

Please come closer so you will know
Just who my child is and what I see
When those sweet eyes stare back at me.
I see no limits to my child’s life
Although I know it will be filled with strife.
I’m hoping that doors will open each day
I’m praying that kindness will come his way.
( Gary Shulman )

Thank You For The Children ..
Almighty God and heavenly father,

We thank you for the children which you have given us.
Give us also grace to train them in your faith and love.
That as they advance in years they may grow in grace,
And may hereafter be found in the number of your elect children.

My Dear Child ..
If I could I would remove all your fears.
If I could I would remove all your tears.
If I could I would make life painless.
If I could I would give you all your courage.
( Betty Miller )

As You Grow ..
As you grow up, the view will start to change.
The embrace of the first morning’s light,
Running for hours beneath the blue,
All of it seems to be there just for you.
The days were long and hushed.
When did it all become such a rush ?
It may be odd to say, but it will be okay.
The road is long, the price is steep,
But dare I say, it is worth the leap.
( Tasha R. Dragoo )

Children, Children ..
Why do we ever have children ?
They only grow up and they leave one day
And they blame us for taking their dreams away,
And the houses are empty, the nurseries forlorn,
These were beautiful places when they were born.
What can you say about children ?
Who knows where their childhood ends,
Or when it ends,
Just why you drift apart.
I only know that they never leave your heart.
( Hal Shaper )

The Dilemma Remains

The Dreadful Dilemma Remains ..
This problem has plagued the mind of man
Since primitive feet first trod
The soil of Earth, and primitive heart
First sought for its soul in God.
As eons have passed we’ve come to accept
That life brings its joys and its pains,
Its birth and its death, but in spite of this
The dreadful dilemma remains..
Why do the innocent languish in pain ?
Why do the good die young ?
How do you reconcile darkness with light ?
Why are most heroes unsung ?
Some seek the answers in planets and stars
Some study the sacrosanct page.
Whilst others declare revelation
Through messiah or prophet or sage.
But answers bring questions which tangle and lead
To circles without any end.
The problem persists, and surely it will
Though choirs of angels descend.
Perhaps every thought, every word, every deed
Seen here as pitch black or pure white,
Vibrates into a parallel realm
Beyond mortal hearing or sight.
And maybe it’s not till we’ve played out our part
With contract delivered and sealed,
We’ll see in what was and what still has to be
Perfection, complete and revealed.

How Grateful I would Be To Have Just One More Day ..
If I could have just one more day and wishes did come true,
I’d spend every glorious moment side by side with you.
Recalling all the years we shared and memories we made,
How grateful I would be to have just one more day.
Where the tears I’ve shed are not in vain and only fall in bliss,
So many things I’d let you know about the days you’ve missed.
I wouldn’t have to make pretend you never went away,
How grateful I would be to have just one more day.
When that day came to a close and the sun began to set,
A million times I’d let you know I never will forget.
The heart of gold you left behind when you entered Heaven’s gate,
How grateful I would be to have just one more day.
( Kathy J Parenteau )

My Angel ..
I wake up in the morning and I look up to the sky,
I wonder why he took you before I said good-bye.
I look up to the stars at night and know you’re looking down,
I’d like to think you’re proud of me but I’m just stumbling round.
I crawl in bed and close my eyes and realise that you’re gone,
Then comes the fears and then the tears and life just seems so wrong.
I glance up at the heavens and I know you’re flying by,
My Angels watching over me, I’m happy as I cry.

I’ve Never Lacked Love ..
Now life’s pathway is ending, I find that I long

For its happier moments and for those who have gone.
I forget all the bad times and relive the good
Recalling life’s lessons some not understood.
I’ve never been rich and often been poor
But haven’t gone short and nor hankered for more.
But for one thing I’m grateful and thank him above
That throughout life’s highway, I’ve never lacked love.
( Dory Fisher died at the age of 92.
 She wrote this poem just before her fatal stroke )

The Perfect Bond

I’ve Fallen In Love ..
I try not to notice I’ve fallen in love..

On Wimbledon Bridge I am trying to think.
This is nothing.. I’m high on the charm and the drink.
But the juke-box inside me is playing a song..
That says something different.. And when was it wrong ?
My head does its best but the heart is the boss..
I admit it before I am halfway across.
( R S Hutchison )

The Perfect Bond Of Union ..
Love is long suffering and kind.

Love is not jealous, it does not brag,
Does not get puffed up, does not behave indecently,
Does not look for its own interests,
Does not become provoked.
It does not keep account of the injury.
It does not rejoice over unrighteousness,
But rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things,
Hopes all things, endures all things.
Accordingly, clothe yourselves with the tender affections of compassion, kindness, lowliness of mind, mildness and long suffering.
Continue putting up with one another,
And forgiving one another freely if anyone has a cause for complaint against another.
But besides all these things, clothe yourselves with love..
For it is a perfect bond of union.

( Corinthians )

The One You Love ..
The one you love is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love
And reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger,
And you seek him for peace.
When he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart.
For without words, in love, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared.. With joy that is unacclaimed.
When you part from your loved one, you grieve not.
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence,
As the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
Let your best be for the one you love.
If he must know the ebb of your tide,
Let him know its flood also.
For what is your loved one that you should seek him with hours to kill.
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need,
But not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of love let there be laughter,
And sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things
The heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
( Kahlil Gibran )

I Hate You ..
I hate you for giving up on me.
I hate you for giving up on us.
I hate you for hurting me.
I hate you for making me cry.
I hate you for leaving me.
I hate you for not being there when I needed you most.
I hate you for what you’ve done.
I hate you for ruining everything we had.
I hate you for making me trust you when you were just going to break that trust.
I hate you for making me love you so much.
Mostly, I hate you for making me a fool..
Because I still love you despite everything you put me through.

The Bond Of Love

In Three Words ..
I couldn’t count the happy times
That you and I have shared
I couldn’t count the many ways
You’ve shown me that you cared.
I couldn’t count my loving thoughts
And that’s because I find
They number in the thousands
For you’re always on my mind.
But just as long as memories last
And wishes still come true
My deepest thoughts will be contained
In three words, I love you.

I Fall In Love All Over Again ..
When you take me gently in your arms

When you smile at me
And when you reach for my hand
I can trust you with my most private thoughts.
You show me respect
You accept me for who I am.
We dream together, share together, grow together.
We are the light in each other’s life.
We are companions and best friends.
In the strength of your character
In the sound of your laughter
In the tender way you care
I fall in love with you all over again.

The Bond Of Love We Share ..
We can be ourselves with each other.

We share secrets and dreams and accept each other just as we are.
We count on each other and help one another.
In the darkest hour, we can see the light as long as we’re looking for it together.
We understand one another as no one else can.
We often know what is needed without being asked.
We listen and care.
We accept, even when we don’t agree.
We’re a special combination,
And the bond of love we share is forever.

From My Heart ..
A million stars up in the sky
One shines brighter I can’t deny
A love so precious a love so true
A love that comes from me to you
The angels sing when you are near
Within your arms I have nothing to fear
You always know just what to say
Just talking to you makes my day
I love you honey with all of my heart
Together forever and never to part.
( Mrs Creeves )

The Day You Came Into My Life ..
The day you came into my life everything changed.
You brought happiness, you brought hope
You brought contentment.
And most of all, you brought love.
A love so amazing, a love so powerful
A love too beautiful to ever be defined.
The day you came into my life, you gave me everything.
I will always love you.

To Know Someone So Special ..
To know someone so special seems to have a certain way
Of bringing joy and happiness to every single day.
You are just the kind of person who deserves a word of praise
For bringing warmth and sunshine to the cloudiest of days.

A Love So Free ..
Love me without fear.
Trust me without questioning.
Need me without demanding.
Want me without restrictions.
Accept me without change.
Desire me without inhibitions.
For a love so free.. Will never fly away.

I Love You More Than Words ..
It’s just that words don’t seem enough
When they are meant for you.
I hope you know I love you
Just by the things I do.
I love you more than you could know.
I love you more than words can show.