Who's To Blame?

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Who's To Blame?


I watched my dog give birth one morn to 10 new healthy pups,
It was the most amazing sight I think I'll ever see.
She protected, fed and nurtured them until they all grew up,
It happened quick and naturally,
Ten lives bore so tenderly,
In retrospect, it occurred to me,
A life is so precious, no two the same,
If taken for granted then who's to blame?

I watched a man beat his dog while muzzled and restrained,
It made me sick, it made me mad, to think he could so cruel.
There should be repercussions for acts, so inhumane,
A higher court for abused animals, to combat inflicted pain.
With tougher laws, more stringent rules,
To deal with cowardly, abusive fools.
I watched this horror with helpless shame,
I asked my God, who's to blame?

I saw where some teens beat a helpless cat then deliberately set it on fire,
It sickened me as this story unfurled and the teens were put on trial,
I clenched my teeth in silent rage, to still my vengeful desire.
These hateful acts on defenseless creatures, so ludicrous and vile
How can people stoop so low?
Where did their compassion go?
And in the end, when the verdict came,
There was no fault, there was no blame.

What's the price,
Of our disdain?
The Devil's reprise,
Is a bitter game.
If we let it remain the same,
We're all at fault,
We're all to blame.

Dogs forced to fight in a center ring, killed if they abstain,
All supported by a local hero of football wealth and fame,
The misery of brutality, mental anguish and physical pain,
Where is the morality, in calling this sport a game.
Man's best friend?
Until the end?
An ironic, demonic claim,
My God, who's to blame?

What's the price? Who's to say?
Do animals matter anyway?
We should all feel dismay.
Bow our heads and walk away,
They have rights, like me and you,
What gives man the right to abuse?
We're all God's creatures, just the same.

And in the end, come judgement day,
The verdicts not ours anyway,
Tears won't matter, nor solemn regrets,
Our choices will determine the sentence we get.
We'll stand heads hung, in reverent shame,
Then it won't matter who's to blame.



Copyright © August 2009
Kevin Mooney

kmm001
080109


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StandingBear commented on Who's To Blame?

08-26-2009

Takes me back to Houston just last year when in the news was none other than several people whom had abused their animals and went to jail for it. The well known NFL QB jailed for his crimes set off alarms all across the country. Great write

Mercy70 commented on Who's To Blame?

08-22-2009

I am blown away, this brought pain to my heart and tears to my eyes, but it is so true today. They protect and comfort us and someone comes along and abuses a life that GOD created...they must have extremely low self-esteem and warped minds.

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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