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I woke up one day
by Horton

I woke up one day
I simply began seeing
Where I had been blind before
And reveled in so being
I could not hear the cries
My ears were closed to hearing
But I listen now
My mind is finally clearing

I wish there was a way that I could go back
And return what I�ve taken
But now all I can do is ask forgiveness
And atone through the choices I�m making
If I can touch one single heart
Open one pair of eyes
That will bring us closer to the day
When no animals die

The Truth (Compassion�s Rage)

Where can I channel?
Where can I vent
Until all my raw emotions
And rage are spent?
Whom can I turn to
With my unpopular views?
How do the powers that be
Keep them out of the news?

Hear a mother cry
As she watches her baby die
I hope your blood turns cold
When the truth is finally told

Have you ever felt fury?
Have you ever felt rage?
It seems so worthless
To see it written on a page
Come on and make a difference
There are so many lives to save
Until the day you stand
You are just a living grave

Hear a baby cry
As it watches its mama die
I hope your blood turns cold
When the truth is finally told

Words of Atonement

I have changed so much
But
I cannot change the past
To atone for my sins

I cannot plead ignorance
For
Deep down
We all know how wrong it is
Which explains the venom
With which we are met
The venom is guilt

I am called self righteous
For admitting that
All creatures
Have rights
Emotions
Feelings

I have changed so much
My food
My friends
My hopes
My dreams
My sorrows
But I cannot change the past
I hope that I may
Change others
By example
And with
Words

 

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