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A Poem

I found this poem while I was browsing craigslist and I thought some of you my like it.

It was titled "And a Rescuer Cries"


And A Rescuer Cries

A CALL FROM THE SHELTER,
"THIS ONE JUST CAME IN,
THE CONDITION THIS DOG'S IN,
WELL IT SHOULD BE A SIN".
HE'S OLD AND TOO WEAK TO WALK,
THOUGH HE SURELY TRIES.
I DRIVE TO THE SHELTER....
AND A RESCUER CRIES.

"SHE'S OLD, SHE'S GRUMPY,
SHE WETS ON THE FLOOR
SHE'S GOT WARTS ON HER BODY,
I DON'T WANT HER ANYMORE.
SHE WAS LITTLE WHEN WE BOUGHT HER,
I DIDN'T KNOW SHE'D BE THIS SIZE.
SHE KNOCKS OVER THE LAMPS.........."
AND A RESCUER CRIES.

"PRINCESS IS PREGNANT AGAIN,
WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?
I'M GETTING RID OF HER.....
AND THE **** PUPPIES, TOO.
I'M SORRY TO DO THIS,
SHE CAN'T MEET MY EYES,
NEXT TIME I'LL GET A BOY DOG......."
AND A RESCUER CRIES.

"THE DOGS BEEN TIED OUTSIDE
FOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS."
SHE TELLS ME ABOUT HER NEIGHBOR,
HOLDING BACK TEARS.
" TODAY WHEN I SAW IT,
IT WAS COVERED WITH FLIES,
THE POOR THING, IT'S DEAD NOW." ........
AND A RESCUER CRIES.

A BLACK AND TAN COCKER,
SHE WAS BLIND AND DEAF.
ABANDONED IN A CRATE,
SHE'D BEEN BRED NEARLY TO DEATH.
I HELD HER TREMBLING BODY
AND FELT HER LITTLE SIGHS.
WE DROVE HOME TOGETHER..........
AND A RESCUER CRIES.

THERE ARE STILL SO VERY MANY,
NEEDING JUST THE BASIC THINGS
LOVE, A HOME, A BOWL OF FOOD
AND THE HOPE IT BRINGS.
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO ERASE THE MISERY,
FROM SO MANY EYES?
I'M NOT SURE I CAN STILL DO THIS........
AND A RESCUER CRIES.
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It was heart wrenching to read this. I couldn't stop crying. Only a human being is capable of such cruelty, neglect and thoughtlessness.

Thanks for sharing!

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Wow. Thank you for sharing. This needs to be a wall hanging in every shelter and in every rescuer's home.

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Wow. Thank you for sharing. This needs to be a wall hanging in every shelter and in every rescuer's home.
So true, Susan!

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