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I started a thread about this in the teen forum (mods, please do not murge threads or delete one) but I figured since there are more writers then just teens on veggie boards I will post it here too!<br><br><br><br>
I was thinking I wanted to book together a book of animal rights poems and try to get it published. I have a few I wrote, but that wouldn't be enough for a whole book. Does anyone have any poems they wrote on animal rights they are willing to let be seen by the public? You will be given all credit for your work, your name (and location if you wish) will be placed at the bottom of the poem. If you do not wish to say your name on a public, you may PM me it, or suggest another way I could credit your work to you. Thank you so much!<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Heres the link to the original message (on the teen forum) where you can read some poems <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?p=1331594#post1331594" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...94#post1331594</a>
 

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Great idea! I love to write poetry and it is usually about something I am passionate about. I don't have any yet, but I might write one.
 

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Actually I wrote this about a year ago:<br><br><br><br><div style="text-align:center;">At the Zoo<br><br><br><br>
I wonder how it feels to have a thousand eyes<br><br>
Peering at you through thick black bars--<br><br>
Confined, restricted and fed on a schedule<br><br>
Rather than sleeping in a field beneath the stars?<br><br><br><br>
I wonder how it feels to live in a pen<br><br>
Yearning for a larger space to roam?<br><br>
Do you see us as we look into your cage<br><br>
In the cramped confines of your home?<br><br><br><br>
Or are you looking at us with your knowing eyes<br><br>
Wondering why we do the things we do?<br><br>
Trapped in our boring jobs and professions<br><br>
With only a few hours to visit you.<br><br><br><br>
Which of us is truly free to do what we really want to do?<br><br>
Perhaps we are all just animals<br><br>
Looking at each other<br><br>
At the zoo.<br><br><br><br>
by Shirley Jackson</div>
 

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I have one:<br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">157</span>\t\t<br><br><br><br>
You’re old<br><br>
older than your years<br><br>
but life has been hard on you<br><br><br><br>
They took your calf again<br><br>
like every year<br><br>
you should have seen it coming<br><br><br><br>
You walk so slowly<br><br>
are you tired?<br><br>
or is this your one rebellion?<br><br><br><br>
I can see the muscles<br><br>
under your skin<br><br>
to be food someday<br><br><br><br>
Your head is lowered<br><br>
like your back<br><br>
under the weight of your stomach<br><br><br><br>
But I can see your eyes<br><br>
they watch me<br><br>
though I’m behind you<br><br><br><br>
I see life in them<br><br>
and sometimes<br><br>
you let me pat your face<br><br><br><br>
Slavery it seems<br><br>
my 157<br><br>
couldn’t have happened to a nicer person<br><br><br><br><br><br>
If you want it I'll pm you my name
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>animallover7249</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Awesome, Can I used it? Full credit given to you</div>
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Sure. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Here's another:<br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Calves</span><br><br><br><br>
Their small eyes sparkle with mischief<br><br>
They come to you, curious, hungry<br><br>
You pat them, feed them, love them<br><br><br><br>
They grow to know you, to trust you<br><br>
They come when you call, after all<br><br>
you’ve only ever been kind to them<br><br><br><br>
Then comes the day, you’ve set them up<br><br>
The truck comes, you load them on<br><br>
They look to you, their family, and cry<br><br><br><br>
How do you do it? You take your cheque<br><br>
You leave them to their fate<br><br><br><br>
I tell myself they wouldn’t have lived a week, if not for me.
 

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And another:<br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Claudia\t</span>\t<br><br><br><br>
You had it tough Claudia<br><br>
For all those years<br><br>
You gave your milk<br><br>
You lost your calves<br><br><br><br>
But somebody loved you Claudia<br><br>
He said you shouldn’t die<br><br>
Just because you were out of milk<br><br>
He gave you value in yourself<br><br><br><br>
So he took you in Claudia<br><br>
He saved you from the death<br><br>
That all cows must go through<br><br>
From a death you didn’t know was coming<br><br><br><br>
And you had a calf Claudia<br><br>
For all the babies you lost<br><br>
You got to keep this one<br><br>
You fed her for a whole year<br><br><br><br>
But here’s the bad news Claudia<br><br>
Your girl does not have a saviour<br><br>
No one loves her as you’re loved<br><br>
Except you, you love her more than anything<br><br><br><br>
She has to go Claudia<br><br>
There are too many freeloaders<br><br>
She costs too much to keep<br><br>
Her death is the price of your redemption
 

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Gas4 those are AWESOME! sure you can PM me your name or however you would like credit given to you<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Thanks so much you two! this is great!
 

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WOW these poems are so inspirational. I enjoyed reading these and I have a tear in my eye because these have touched me so deeply. Thank you Gas4 & PuppyLuv for sharing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><br><br><br><br>
I also write. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I will post some here next week.
 

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I simply love these poems. You all are very talented. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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not sure if this fits withh your idea, but enjoy either way:<br><br><br><br>
here we are<br><br><br><br>
here we are<br><br>
we must do<br><br>
what is difficult<br><br>
we must do<br><br>
what is necessary<br><br>
we must be<br><br><br><br>
we must be<br><br>
the rainforest<br><br>
being slashed & burned<br><br>
choking, smoking<br><br>
trying to breathe<br><br>
we must regenerate<br><br><br><br>
we must be<br><br>
the ocean<br><br>
jumped in & dumped in<br><br>
crashing, thrashing<br><br>
trying to wash<br><br>
we must cleanse<br><br><br><br>
we must be<br><br>
the Earth<br><br>
ridden roughshod<br><br>
quaking, spinning<br><br>
trying to survive<br><br>
we must live<br><br><br><br>
we must be<br><br>
the worm<br><br>
stepped over & on<br><br>
wiggling, wriggling<br><br>
trying to burrow<br><br>
we must be<br><br>
humble<br><br><br><br>
we must be<br><br>
the other<br><br>
feared & hated<br><br>
mistaken, misunderstood<br><br>
trying to communicate<br><br>
we must be<br><br>
compassionate<br><br><br><br>
we must be<br><br>
ourselves<br><br>
proud & vibrant<br><br>
scarred, scared<br><br>
trying to be<br><br>
we must be<br><br>
better<br><br><br><br>
here we are<br><br>
together & alone
 

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thanks everyone!<br><br><br><br>
thanks vegnik, its great! heres one I wrote<br><br><br><br><br><br>
The knife dripped of the cold blood of a friend she never did love. As she stared at his body, the only remains of a soul that used to walk this world with out a fear, she realized what she had done; she had honestly stopped a beating heart. That life was kept here by her, fed by her, bathed by her. That life looked up to her for warmth and comfort in his first nights on this earth. That life was very young, still dependant on others to show him about the world around him. That life put all the trust he had into her. She was all that life knew, she gave him everything he needed, or so it seemed. Everything until now… That life is over. He is now nothing but a pile of flesh. How can one life become so dependant on another? Was he dependant to her, to keep him alive, or was she dependant on him for company during the day? Was she dependant on that life for a bit power and importance in this world? When he started to grow, did the power she once held completely over him slip away until she did the ultimate thing to control him, by killing him? The real question here is, why does this sound so cruel to you when you think this is a mother killing a child, but when I tell you this is about a farmer, on a small ranch, that had taken a baby calf away from it’s mother the day it was born, raised it, became attached to it, but then still brutally killed it for veal, you will look away, and any compassion towards that life you had, will die with it?
 

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Yikes, your knife poem is kind of chilling!<br><br><br><br>
What's going to be the name of your book?<br><br>
I heard you might donate all the profits to charity? What charity are you thinking about?<br><br><br><br>
I also can write poetry.<br><br><br><br>
The Cows<br><br>
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The cows are nice<br><br>
and they want, to live<br><br>
so don't eat the cows.<br><br>
for dinner.<br><br>
The cows come home<br><br>
tomorrow.
 

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<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Abandoned</span><br><br><br><br>
They wait in concrete cells<br><br>
With a little food dish<br><br>
And a blanket for warmth<br><br><br><br>
Some are afraid<br><br>
They cower in the corner<br><br>
Shrink away from the noise<br><br><br><br>
Some are needy<br><br>
Their eyes beg you, anyone<br><br>
For freedom, they cry<br><br><br><br>
Desperately they plead<br><br>
they rub along the wire<br><br>
They reach out with their paws<br><br><br><br>
Their time is limited<br><br>
It's a popularity contest<br><br>
Of the most serious kind<br><br><br><br>
The man waits with full needle<br><br>
To end the suffering<br><br>
Of the unwanted
 

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I want to donate to the jane goodall institute, humane societys, the world wildlife fund...pretty much everyone I donate money to now will get even more money. A title for the book hasnt been thought of yet.<br><br><br><br>
thanks everyone for the poems <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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