The Voiceless

There's problems in the world today
Too many to explain
And if someone doesn't like something
They're entitled to complain.

But what about those who have no voice,
No words for us to hear.
They never get to have a choice,
They live in pain and fear.

They are the animals of the world;
No one can hear them cry.
But just because they can't speak out
Should they have to die?

"They're not as intelligent,
They aren't people! What's with all this fuss?"
What if a person isn't very smart,
Can't he feel pain like us?

Can't he feel and suffer and think?
Or doesn't he have a soul?
Something has got to change.
This world is out of control.

Until we protect the most innocent ones,
Those who cannot fight,
This cannot be a peaceful world
This world cannot be right.

Copyright ? 2001 by Molly Biehl. All Rights Reserved
May be used in unchanged form by avowed Animal Rightists if accompanied by this copyright message.

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