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  The Orphans of 2010
by Mr. Ed
Sunday, January 02, 2011
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“I have been studying the traits

Of the so called ‘lower animals,’

And contrasting them with the traits

And the disposition of man.


I find the result humiliating to me.”


Mark Twain


Thinking about the past year

And the orphans that I’ve met

So many, abandoned and abused

Far too many, so sadly homeless yet


Dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and guinea pigs

So many of them, purchased at some pet store

Then tossed out, like a worthless piece of garbage

This past year so horrendous, finding more and more


Almost every day last year, another extremely sad news item

About another cat and her kittens, tossed out of someone’s car

Or another telephone call, concerning a starving, dying, canine

Tortured by dog fighters, then discarded, bleeding, and scarred


Dogs that should be man’s best friend, so terrified

Un-spayed cats, unable to find food for their babies

Rabbits, birds, and guinea pigs, freezing in dark alleys

Because we human beings are so cruel, callous, and lazy


I can’t even count the number of abandoned pets found last year

And, I very sadly know, that this new year, we’ll find many more

Please help us, to help some of them, in these abysmally cruel times

Please consider adopting an orphan - they are right outside your door


Thinking about the past year,

And the orphans that I’ve met;

So many, abandoned and abused,

Far too many, so sadly homeless yet.


On This Extremely Frigid New Year’s Morning,

I Hope and Pray For a Better Year, For Them;

Our Human Cruelty, Callousness, and Neglect,

So Very Sadly, Just Never Seems, To Ever End.



©January 1, 2011, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 1/4/2011
Thank God there are those like you Ed who care for the orphans
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 1/4/2011
I've said it before and I'll say it again: "You are an angel, Ed". Thank you for doing what you do for precious, helpless animals...I hope your words touch hearts everywhere!

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/2/2011
Every time you write something like this dear older brother, you have no idea of the guilt I feel for not adopting a dog...but to be totally honest, money is very tight, & the dog would get fed before I feed myself...once I get back to working, then I will find an old mutt to sad are all those pictures...Ed
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/2/2011
wow,,look at the difference you made Ed....if only we all did this,,,lets hope 2011 more come together to do a part helping the homless animals!
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 1/2/2011
THank you for being the ever faithful friend of animals. I don't have the place for any right now but I would like to find a shelter close here and help out. have a great new year
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/2/2011
2011 may possibly be my year for adoption... I will never go down the pedigree route again... not when there are so many who have been literally "de-selected" by wanton and irresponsible owners. Thanks for keeping us ever-mindful, Ed, and for spurring us to action. Bless you and have a heart-warming start to the New Year. xx
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 1/2/2011
ghandi was right, timely write, so needed sad to say

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 1/2/2011
Ed, again you touched that part, that eventually could lead humanity to be a more enlightened species, if it only looked a bit deeper than the common arrogant brain it carries on its shoulders, Mark Twain had it so perfectly right.
God bless you for caring, and sharing this wonderful morning wake, so well expressed. Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/2/2011
As attention is brought to this, the solutions can come and the pain can begin to heal. Keep the faith.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/2/2011
Thank you for all you do!
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 1/2/2011
Humanity has got to wake up..
Another stirring poem, Ed.

Much peace, love and light to you dear man,
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 1/2/2011
And what's worse. We do that to our own, too.
God bless,
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/2/2011
Sooooo truly sad...

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